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way. No further action, however, was taken nished by officers of the company in New York against the railroad.

Sept. 17, 1907:


Gross assets. Total profits. Divs.paid. 1899..

$200, 791,623 $34,420,314 $14,304,188 Much testimony in the suit begun by the govern 1900..

209, 140,331 55,501,774 46,691,474 ment in St. Louis, Dec. 22. 1906, to dissolve the 1901....

214,764,856 52,291,767 46,775,390 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was taken 1902..

235, 445,822 64,613,365 43.851.966 in the course of the year. Part of this testimony


275,949,784 81,336,994 42,877,478 was secured in New York city, and the following 1904.

303,167,225 61,570,110 35,188,266 figures showing the gross assets, total profits and 1905..

337,198,105 57,459,356 39,335,320 dividends paid by the Standard Oil Company of 1906......

371,664,531 83, 122,251 39,335,320 New Jersey, the dividends and profits of subsidiary companies and the heaviest stockholders were fur- I Totals ...






1906. Atlantic Refining company....

$5,000,000 $8,499,830 $2,249,955 $9,794,190 $5,506,237 Buckeye Pipe Line company...

10,000,000 1,499,953 5,799,798 4,592,147 7,023,362 Continental Oil company.......


575,043 Eureka Pipe Line company....

3,000,000 2,949,440 3,949,634 3,118,395 2,433,104 Galena Signal Oil company....

10,000,000 1,125,560 1,377,200 1,632,271 2,803,056 Indiana Pipe Line company...

1,000,000 3,793,860 2,179,346 4,196,664 2,314,583 National Transit company.

25.455,200 2,343,165 5,090,330 5,340,042 1,929,767 New York Transit company....

5,000,000 3,949,289 2,099,958 3,033,639 2,343,282 Northern Pipe Line company...

79,992 2,000,000

80,522 1,591,614 Solar Refining company...........


449,460 1,129,470 1,253,519 Southern Pipe Line company......


599,998 4,599,938 1,139,016 4,649,306 Standard Oil Company of Iowa...... 1,000,000

600,000 3,904,096 1,089, 418

673,977 Standard Oil Company of Indiana..... 1,000,000 8,491,500 4,495,500 8,753,410 10,516,082 Standard Oil Company of Kentucky...... 1,000,000

997,200 1,994,400 1,772,173 1,307,750 Standard Oil Company of New York... 15,000,000 10,498,650 1,149.090 14,391,046 9,556,031 Standard Oil Company of Ohio.......



960,184 1,009.526 Vacuum Oil company ...................... 2,500,000 Not given Not given 1,314,461 1,449,575 *Standard Oil Company of New Jersey... 98.338.382 42,877,478 39,335,320 81,336,994 83, 122,251

*Holding company.


Shares. John D. Rockefeller....

H. H. Rogers...... ...... 16,020 William C. Whitney estate 8,000 John D. Rockefeller, Jr....

J. A. Bostwick.............. 15,000 W. H. Tilford...... ... 6.000 William Rockefeller........ 11,700 10. M. Brewster...... ..... 10,000 John D. Archbold.........

6.000 Charles H. Pratt estate.... 52,582 Charles Lockhart estate,

W. G. Warden estate....... 5,858 D. M, Harkness estate...... 42.000 Pittsburg .....

8.500 University of Chicago. 5,000 0. H. Payne................. ... 40.000L . C. Ledvard................ 8,000 10. M. Fall..............

5.000 H. H. Flagler............... 30.500 | Payne Whitney .....

8,000 | Daniel O'Day estate....... 2,695 0. B. Jennings estate...... 17,000 IN TEXAS.

ern railroad. Central Railroad Company of New The Waters-Pierce company, owned by the Stand Jersey, Erie Railroad company, New York, Susard Oil company, was fined $1,600,000 June 1, 1907, quehanna & Western Railroad company, Philadel. and its charter revoked for violating the Texas phia & Reading Coal and Iron company, Lehigh antitrust law.

Valley Coal company, Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal IN OHIO.

company, Hillside Coal and Jron company, New

York, Susquehanna & Western Coal company and John D. Rockefeller and other officials of the the Temple Iron company. Standard Oil company were indicted Jan. 14, 1907,

THE POWDER TRUST. on 939 counts for violating the Ohio antitrust laws. The subsidiary companies which with the

The United States government began suit July New Jersey corporation were made defendants were

30, 1907, in the federal Circuit court at Wilming: the Ohio Oil company, the Solar Refining com ton, Del., against E. I, du Pont de Nemours & pany, the Buckeye Pipe Line company, the Man

Co., E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. of New hattan Oil company and the Standard Oil Company Jersey and various other corporations and individ. of Ohio. The suit was filed at Findlay, where uals engaged in the manufacture of gunpowder for another case, brought by independent producers, alleged violation of the Sherman antitrust act of was begun Sept. 27 against the Standard Oil com July 2, 1890. pany and seven subsidiary concerns.


Property to the value of $7,000 belonging to corProceedings against the Standard Oil company

porations allied with the American Tobacco comwere also brought or were pending during the year

pany was seized by the government Oct. 21, 1907, in Louisiana, New York, Kansas, Minnesota and

under section 6 of the Sherman antitrust law. Tennessee.

This section declares that any property ownevi

under any contract, or by any combination, or pursuPROCEEDINGS AGAINST OTHER TRUSTS.

ant to any conspiracy, and being in the course of ANTHRACITE COAL-CARRYING ROADS.

transportation from one state to another or to a Suit was begun by the government June 12, 1907, foreign country, shall be forfeited to the United in the United States Circuit court at Philadelphia, States and may be seized and condemned. The Pa.. against the anthracite coal-carrying railroads, goods seized were in transit from the factories of which were charged with operating a monopoly in the British-American Tobacco company, limited. the production, transportation and sale of hard located in Petersburg, Va., and Durham, N. C., to coal. The defendants were the Reading company, New York and foreign countries. It was the first Philadelphia & Reading company, Lehigh Valley action of the kind taken by the government under Railroad company, Delaware, Lackawanna & West- | the law.

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WRECK OF THE STEAMER COLUMBIA. The steamer Columbia, bound from San Francisco on board ninety-three were drowned. The otherg to Portland, Ore., was sunk in a collision with the were picked up by passing steamers after having schooner steamer San Pedro off Shelter cove, Men passed some hours in the lifeboats, which were docino county, California, between 12 and 1 o'clock launched immediately after the collision. Sunday morning, July 21, 1907. Of the 249 persons


The seeond peace conference at The Hague be- ers cannot protest against the lack of this notice gan June 15 and ended Oct. 18, 1907. Count Neli if it is established that they undoubtedly knew doff, Russian ambassador to France, was the pre that a state of war existed. siding officer. Among the principal delegates par "The territory of neutral states is inviolable. ticipating were the following:

Belligerents cannot establish wireless telegraph United States-Joseph H. Choate, Horace Porter, stations in neutral territory or any other means

Uriah M. Rose, David Jayne Hill, Brig.-Gen. of communication with belligerent forces on land

George B. Davis, Vice-Admiral Charles S. Sperry. or sea.
Great Britain-Sir Edward Fry, Sir Ernest Satow. "Volunteers cannot be enlisted or a body of com-
Germany--Baron Marschall de Bieberstein, Herr batants formed in neutral territory.

The exportation of provisions from neutral France-M. Leon Bourgeois. Baron d'Estournelles states and the transport of provisions for belligerde Constant.

ents are forbidden. Russia-M. Nelidoff, M. de Martens.

"Belligerents are allowed to use means of comItaly-Count Vergano, Commander Guido Pompilj. munication belonging to neutrals or private comJapan-Keiroku Tsudzuki, Aimaro Sato.

panies. Netherlands-W. H. de Beaufort, T. M. C. Asser. "Prisoners who escape to neutral territory, if Spain-Wenceslao Ramirez de Villa-Urruti.

recaptured by troops, must, after having asked Belgium-M. A. Beernaert.

for refuge in a neutral state, be set free.

"A neutral state can defend its neutrality by Thirteen conventions and three declarations and resolutions were adopted by the conference, as fol.

force without this constituting an act of hos

tility." lows. Conventions:

In the matter of the collection of contractual 1. The peaceful regulation of international con

debts or disputed money claims it was agreed by flicts.

most of the delegates that such debts must be 2. Providing for an international prize court.

submitted to arbitration before recourse is had 3. Regulating the rights and duties of neutrals on land.

to armed force. This proposition was advocated 4. Regulating the rights and duties of neutrals

by the United States, in the belief that it would

prevent wars between European countries and the at sea.

republics of Central and South America. 5. Covering the laying of submarine mines. 6. The bombardment of towns from the sea.

The resolution on obligatory arbitration declared 7. The matter of the collection of contractual

that the principle was unanimously favored by the

conference, which believed, further: debts. 8. The transformation of merchantmen into war

"That certain differences, especially those reships.

garding the interpretation and application of con9. The treatment of captured crews.

ventional clauses, are susceptible of being submit10. The inviolability of fishing boats.

ted to obligatory arbitration without restriction. 11. The inviolability of the postal service.

The conference unanimously proclaims that while 12. The application of the Geneva convention and a convention on the subject was not concluded, the Red Cross to sea warfare.

the differences of opinion had more of a judicial 13. The laws and customs regulating land war character, as all the states of the world, in workfare.

ing together for four months, not only learned to Resolutions:

know each other better by getting closer together, * 1. That balloons shall not be used for throwing but developed during this long collaboration high of explosives.

ideals for the common welfare." 2. A recommendation in favor of obligatory ar.

The following resolution with regard to future bitration.

conferences was adopted: 3. A resolution regarding the establishment of "The conference recommends to the powers the a permanent court of arbitration.

convocation of a third conference within a period The following resolution proposed by Sir Edward similar to that which elapsed between the former Fry of Great Britain was adopted:

conferences, leaving the exact date to be fixed in This conference confirms the resolution adopted common accord by the powers. The conference by the conference of 1899 regarding the limitation calls the attention of the powers to the necessity of military burdens, and as military burdens have of having the work of the conference prepared been considerably augmented in almost all coun a sufficient time before its meeting so that its tries since 1899 it declares it is highly desirable

deliberations may be taken with indispensable auto see the governments earnestly resume the study thority and rapidity. To attain this object the of this question."

conference thinks it very desirable that about two The rules approved for the opening of hostili- years before the probable date of convocation a ties and the conduct of war on land were these: preparatory committee be intrusted by the gov.

"The contracting powers agree that hostilities ernments with the collection of the different propmust not begin without previous unequivocal no ositions to be submitted to the conference and the tice having been given, either in the form of a gathering of matters susceptible of being embodied declaration of war setting forth its motives or in international regulations, and that the commitin the form of an ultimatum with a conditional tee prepare a programme about which the governdeclaration of war.

ments will agree early enough to have it earnestly "A state of war must be notified without delay studied in each country. The conference recomto the neutral powers, the effect for the latter mends that this committee be also instructed to beginning after they receive notice, which can be propose a system of organization and procedure given even by wire. In any case the neutral pow. I for the conference."

conferencaccord by of the poweonference that it


A national arbitration and peace congress, the national law and the maintenance of the peace of prime mover of which was Andrew Carnegie, was the world; making The Hague conference a perheld in New York, N. Y., April 14-17, 1907. Thirty manent institution; opening The Hague court to all six states were represented by delegates and the nations of the world; the drafting of a general speeches were made by Earl Grey, Ambassador treaty of arbitration to be ratified by all the naJames Bryce, Baron d'Estournelles de Constant, tions, providing for the reference to The Hague Elihu Root, Samuel Gompers, William J. Bryan court of international disputes which cannot be and others and a letter was read from President | adjusted by diplomacy; the adoption of the propoRoosevelt. Resolutions were passed urging the for- sition to extend immunity to private property at mation of a more permanent and comprehensive sea, and the consideration of the question limiting international unio:y for the development of inter- | national armaments.

STATES AND TERRITORIES. The following table gives the capitals, governors, their salaries and terms of office and data regarding the state legislatures.


Next ses- Limit

T’rm Sal- Terms

sion leg- of ses

Yrsary.expires. islature. sion. Alabama.......... Montgomery... B. B. Comer, D..

$5,000 Jan. 1911 Jan. 1911 50 days Alaska Territory.. Sitka ...........W.B. Hoggatt, R

3.000 June1908 Arizona Territory Phoenix. ....... J. H. Kibbey, R.

2,600 July 1910 *Jan. 1909 60 days Arkansas..... Little Rock.... John S. Little, D.

3,500 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days California.. Sacramento.... IJ. N. Gillett, R....

6,000 Jan. 1911 *Jan, 1909 60 days Colorado...... Denver......... H. A. Buchtel, R.....

5,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909/90 days Connecticut.. Hartford....... R.S. Woodruff, R.

4,000 Jan. 1909 Jan. 1908 None. Delaware... Dover......... Preston Lea, R......

2,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 None. District of Col

Tallahassee....N. B. Broward, I

3.500 Jan. 1909 * Apr. 1909 60 days Georgia Atlanta ........ Hoke Smith, D.....

3,000 June 1909 Nov. 1908 50 days Hawaii.... Honolulu . . Walter F. Frear, R

5,000 June 1911 Feb. 1908 .. Idaho..

Boise City... ... F. R. Gooding. R..... 3,000 Jan. 1909 *Dec. 1909 60 days Minois.

Springfield..... c. S. Deneen, R..... 12,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 None. Indiana..

Indianapolis... J. Frank Hanly, R... 5,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days Iowa...... Des Moines.... A. B. Cummins, R...

3.000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1908 None. Kansas.......

Topeka......... Edward W. Hoch, R. 3,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 40 days Kentucky.

Frankfort ..... A. E. Willson, R..... 6,500 Dec. 1911 *Dec 1908 60 days Louisiana.

Baton Rouge.. N. C. Blanchard. D.. 5,000 May 1908 *May 1908 60 days Maine. Augusta........ Wm. T. Cobb, R.....

2,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 None. Maryland.....

Annapolis...... A. L. Crothers, D.... 4,500 Jan. 1912 * Jan. 1908 90 days Massachusetts.

Boston.... Curtis Guild. Jr., R.. 8,000 Jan. 1909 Jan. 1908 None. Michigan......

Lansing... Fred M. Warner, R.. 4,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 None. Minnesota.

St. Paul.... John A. Johnson, D.. 5,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 90 days Mississippi.

Jackson ...... Edmond F. Noel, D.. 3,500 Jan. 1912 *Jan. 1908 60 days Missouri .....

Jefferson City. Joseph W. Folk, D... 5,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 70 days Montana.....

J.K. Toole, D...

5,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days Nebraska... Lincoln..... ... G.L. Sheldon, R.

2.500 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days Nevada....... Carson City John Sparks, D.

4,000 Jan. 1911 *Jan. 1909 60 days New Hampshire Concord........ C. M. Floyd, R...

2,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 None. New Jersey..... Trenton........ J. F. Fort, R...

10,000 Jan. 1911 Jan. 1908 None. New Mexico Terri Santa Fe... George Curry, D

2,600 Jan. 1910 *Jan. 1909 60 days New York...... Albany..... IC. E. Hughes. R...

10.000 Jan. 1909 Jan. 1908 None. North Carolina.... Raleigh...... R. B. Glenn, D.......

3,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days North Dakota ..... Bismarck .. John Burke. D......

3,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days Ohio......

Columbus ..... Andrew L. Harris.R. 8,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1908 None. Oklahoma......

Guthrie ........ Chas. N. Haskell, D.. 4,500 Jan, 1912 *Jan. 1909 None. Oregon ........... Salem...... G.E.Chamberlain, D.

1,500 Jan. 1911 *Jan. 1909 40 days Pennsylvania....

Harrisburg..... Edwin S Stuart, R.. 10,000 Jan. 1911 *Jan. 1909 None. Philippines......

Manila....... James F. Smith, R.. 15,000..
Porto Rico .....
San Juan....... R. H. Post, R....

8,000 Apr. 1908
Rhode Island...
Providence.... J. H. Higgins, D....

3,000 Jan. 1909 Jan. 1908 None. South Carolina. Columbia...... M. F. Ansel, D....

3,500 Jan. 1909 Nov. 1908 None. South Dakota...

Pierre...... Coe I. Crawford, R.. 2,500 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days Tennessee....

Nashville ...... M. R. Patterson, D.. 4,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 75 days Texas........ Austin..... T. M. Campbell, D..

4,000 Jan 1909 *Jan. 1909 90 days Utah....... Salt Lake City. John Cutler, R.....

2,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days Vermont..... Montpelier..... F.D. Proctor, R...

1,500 Oct. 1908 *Oct. 1908 None. Virginia..

Richmond.. C. A. Swanson, D.... 5,000 Jan. 1910 *Dec. 1909 90 days Washington ..

Olympia.... Albert E. Meade, R.. 4,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 60 days West Virginia ... Charleston.....W. M. 0. Dawson, R.

2,700 Mar. 1909 *Jan. 1909 45 days Wisconsin......

Madison....... J.0. Davidson, R.... 5,000 Jan. 1909 *Jan. 1909 None. W yoming..................

.... Cheyenne...... B. B. Brooks, R...... 2,500 Jan. 1911 *Jan. 1909 40 days Republican governors of states, 26; democratic governors, 20. *Biennial sessions. Appointed by the president. Quadrennial sessions.

Terms of office and salaries in twenty-five leading cities.


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Salary. New York.... $15,000 $1,000 New Orleans...


$240 Chicago.......

1,500 Newark, N. J...


None. Philadelphia.

12.000 149
None. Minneapolis....


800 St. Louis......

300 Jersey City..


None. Boston ...... 10,000 300 Louisville ....

5.000 Baltimore...

1,000 Indianapolis...

4.000 Cleveland.

600 Providence.....

5,000 Buffalo .....

1,000 St. Paul.........


100 San Francisco.

1,200 Rochester ......

5,000 Pittsburg.

None. Kansas City..


300 Cincinnati...

1.150 Il Toledo .....


400 Detroit.....

1,200 Denver ....


1,000 Milwaukee...



*Fixed by city council. Several of the cities in the above list have a timore, 9; 4; $1,500. Boston, 13; 1; $1,000; Buffalo second or upper house. These are as follows, with 9; 4. Kansas City, 14; 4; $5 per meeting. San the membership, term and salary, if any, given Francisco, 13; 4; $300. in order named: Philadelphia, 41; 3 years. Bal. I


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STATES AND TERRITORIES. The following table gives valuable historical data as to the states and territories, their area, population and electoral vote.


| Rep. Elec Admitted to Popula-1 STATE OR TERRITORY.


Date By whom.

Settled at
the union..

in toral 1900. Alabama......

Dec. 14, 1819.. 1,828,697 52,250 Mobile......... 1702 French...... Alaska Territory

it July 27, 1868. 63.592 577.390 Sitka.......... 1801 Russians... Arizona Territory

Feb. 24. 1863.. 122.931 1 113.020 Tucson........ 1580 Spaniards ... Arkansas..

June 15, 1836.. 1.311.564 53.850 Ark'nsas Post 1685 French....... California....

Sept. 9, 1850.. 1,485.053 158,360 San Diego.... 1769 Spaniards... Colorado..

Aug. 1, 1876... 539,700 103.925 Near Denver. 1858 Americans... Connecticut...

*Jan. 9, 1788... 908,420 4.990 Windsor....... 1635 Puritans...... Delaware..... * Dec. 7, 1787... 184,735 2,050 Cape Henlo


1627 Swedes.. District of Columbia

tJuly 16, 1790.. 278,718

70 ................

1660 English... Florida....

March 3, 1845. 528,542 58,680 St. Augustine 1565 Spaniards.... Georgia..

* Jan. 2. 1788... 2,216,331 59,475 Savannah .... 1733 English.. Guam Colony.

Aug. 12, 1898. 8,661 150 Agana......... Spaniards.. Hawaii Territory

tApril 30, 1900. 151,001 6,740 Idaho....

July 3, 1890... 161,772 81,800 Coeur d'Alene 1842 Americans.. Illinois....

Dec. 3, 1818... 4.821.550 56,650 Kaskaskia.... 1720 French... Indiana.

Dec. 11, 1816..2,516,462 36,350 Vincennes....

March 3, 1845. 2,231,853 56,025 Burlington... 1788 French.
Jan. 29, 1861.. 1.470,495 82,080

1831 Americans Kentucky.

Feb.4, 1792...2.147.174 40,400 Lexington.... 1765 From Va.. Louisiana..

April 8, 1812.. 1,381,625 48,720 Iberville... 1699 French..... Maine

March 3, 1820. 694,466 33,010 Bristol ........ 1624 English.... Maryland....

*April 28, 1788. 1.188,044 12.210 St. Mary's..... 1634 English... Massachusetts

Feb. 6, 1788...2,805,346 8,315 Plymouth.... 1620 Puritans... Michigan....

Jan. 26, 1837.. 2,420,982 58,915 Near Detroit. 1650 French...... Minnesota...

May 11, 1858.. 1,751.39483,365 St. Peter's R.. 1805 Americans Mississippi.

Dec. 10, 1817.. 1,551,270 46,810 Natchez .... 1716 From S. C...

March 2, 1821. 3.106,665 | 69,415 St. Louis...... 1764 Freneh......
Nov. 8, 1889... 243,329 146,080

1809 Americans.. Nebraska.....

March 1, 1867. 1,066.300 77,510 Bellevue.... 1817 Americans.... Nevada.....

Oct. 13, 1861... 42,335 110.700 Genoa......... 1850 Americans.... New Hampshire. *June 21, 1788. 411,588 9,305 Dover and

Portsmouth 1623 Puritans. New Jersey...

*Dec. 18, 1787.. 1,883,669 7.815 Bergen....... 1620 Swedes....... New Mexico T itory

Sept. 9, 1850.. 195,310 122.580 Santa Fe...... 1537 Spaniards.... New York...

* July 26, 1788.7,268,894 49,170 Manhattan Id 1614 Dutch...... North Carolina..

* May 23, 1785.. 1,893,810 52,250 Albemarle.... 1650 English..... North Dakota...

Nov. 2, 1889... 319,146 70,795 Pembina..... 1780 French......

Nov. 29, 1802.. 4,157.545 41,060 Marietta.... 1788 Americans....
Nov. 16, 1907.. 790,391 70,430 ......

1889 Americans.... Oregon......

Feb. 14, 1859.. 413.536 96,030 Astoria...... 1810 Americans.... Pennsylvania

* Dec. 12, 1787.. 6.302,115 45,215 Delaware R.. 1682 English. ...... Philippines.

**Nov. 28, 1898. 7,000,000 14,000 Manila.. 1570 Spaniards Porto Rico.....

Aug. 12, 1898. 957,679 3,600 Caparra ...... 1510 Spaniards. Rhode Island...

* May 29, 1790.. 428,556 1,250 Providence... 1636 English....... South Carolina.

* May 23, 1788.. 1,310,316 30,570 Port Royal... Huguenots. South Dakota..

Nov.2, 1889... 401.570 77,650 Sioux Falls... 1856 Americans... Tennessee

June 1, 1796... 2.020,616 42,050 Ft. Loudon... 1757 English....... Texas...

Dec. 29, 1815../ 3,048,710 265,780 Matagorda B. 1686 French........ Utah.....

Jan. 1, 1896... 276,749 84,970 Salt Lake City 1847 Americans... Vermont..

Feb. 18, 1791.. 313,641 9,5415 Ft. Dummer.J 1764 English....... Virginia.....

*June 26, 1788.. 1,851,184 42,450 Jamestown,.. 1607 English....... Washington..


69,180 Astoria........ 1811 Americans.... West Virginia.

Dec. 31, 1862.. 958.800 24,780 Wheeling..... 1774 English....... Wisconsin.....

May 29, 1818... 2,069.042 56.040 Green Bay.... 1670 (French....... Wyoming.......

...J July 11, 1890..

1 92.531 | 97.890 Ft. Laramie. .1 1834 Americans.... *Ratified the constitution. Organized as terri dates in the above table. The dates given are tory. Delegate. Signing of protocol relinquish from the statistical abstract of the United States ing sovereignty. **Yielding sovereignty. i 1Com published by the government and are well supmissioner.

ported in all disputed cases. Historians do not all agree as to some of the


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carsthout delaany shall

for the cribed by under

Statehood bill passed by 59th congress and ap- | charities and corrections and commissioner of inproved by president June 19, 1906.

surance. The term of office is four years and the Total area-70,430 square miles.

governor, secretary, auditor and treasurer are not Population in 1907–1,414,177.

eligible immediately to succeed themselves. Capital until 1913—Guthrie.

United States senators-Two.

The judicial power of the state shall be vested Electoral vote-Seven.

in the senate, sitting as a court of impeachment, Delegates elected to constitutional convention a supreme court, district courts, county courts and Nov. 6, 1906.

such other courts as may be established by law. Convention began work Nov. 20, 1906; - completed

The Supreme court shall consist of five judges constitution July 16, 1907.

elected for six-year terms. The state is divided Constitution ratified by people at special election into twenty-one judicial districts, in each of which Sept. 17, 1907.

a district judge is elected except that in the 13th Proclamation issued by president admitting Okla

district two are elected. The term of a district homa to union Nov. 16, 1907.

judge is four years.


The governor and other elective state officers, including the justices of the Supreme court, shall be liable to impeachment for willful neglect of duty, corruption in office, habitual drunkenness, incompetency or any offense involving moral turpitude committed while in office. All elective of. ficers not liable to impeachment shall be subject to removal from office in such manner and for such causes as may be provided by law. The house of representatives shall present all impeachments and the senate, with the chief justice presiding, shall act as a court of impeachment.


Every railroad, car or express company shall * X *

each receive and transport without delay or discrimination each other's cars, loaded or empty, and passengers under such regulations as shall be prescribed by law or any commission created

for that purpose. All oil-pipe companies shall be DIGEST OF CONSTITUTION.

subject to the reasonable control and regulation

of the corporation commission, to which telephone SUFFRAGE.

and telegraph lines are also subject in the same The qualified electors of the state shall be male manner. No public-service corporation shall concitizens of the United States, male citizens of the solidate with any other like corporation having state and male persons of Indian descent who are under its control a parallel or competing line exover 21 years of age, who have resided in the state cept by enactment of the legislature upon the one year, in the county six months and in the recommendation of the corporation commission. election precinct thirty days. Felons, paupers, The legislature, however, shall never enact any inmates of prisons and insane persons are ex law permitting any public-service corporation to cluded. Women are qualified to vote at school consolidate with any other public-service corporadistrict elections.

tion organized under the laws of any other state INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM.

or of the United States owning or controlling a Legislative authority shall be vested in a legis parallel or competing line in the state. The givlature, but the people reserve to themselves the

ing of passes by railroad or transportation compower to propose laws and amendments to the

panies is forbidden except in the case of emconstitution and to enact or reject the same at

ployes and other specified persons. the polls independent of the legislature and also

CORPORATION COMMISSION. reserve power at their own option to approve or A corporation commission is created to be comreject at the polls any act of the legislature.

posed of three persons, Eight per cent of the legal voters shall have

elected by the people for the right to propose any legislative measure and

terms of six years. The 15 per cent of the legal voters shall have the right

commission shall have to propose amendments to the constitution by pe

power to supervise and tition. A referendum may be ordered, except as

control all transportation to laws necessary for the immediate preservation

and transmission comof the public peace, health or safety, either by

panies in the state in petition signed by 5 per cent of the legal voters

all matters relating to or by the legislature as other bills are enacted.

the performance of their The veto power of the governor shall not extend

public duties and their to measures voted on by the people. The powers

charges therefor and of of the initiative and referendum are also reserved

correcting abuses and to the legal voters of every county and district as

preventing unjust disto local legislation or action.

crimination and extorLEGISLATURE.

tion by such companies; Senate-The senate shall consist of 44 members, and to that end the comelected for four years.

mission shall from time House-The house of representatives shall consist | to time prescribe and of 109 members, elected for two years.

en force such rates, Sessions-The sessions are to be biennial. The charges, classification of

first session is limited to 160 days. Sessions charges and rules and begin on the first Tuesday after the first Monday

regulations and shall rein January.

quire the companies to EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

establish and maintain

C. N. HASKELL. The executive authority of the state shall be

until amended all such (F irst governor of Oklavested in a governor, lieutenant-governor, secre

public service, facilities

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and conveniences as may be reasonable and just. state treasurer, superintendent of public instruc

TWO-CENT FARES. tion, state examiner and inspector, chief mine Railroads, other than street or electric roads, inspector, commissioner of labor, commissioner of I shall not charge more than 2 cents a mile for the

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