Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 6, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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NORMAN DAILY INDEPENDENT
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1909.
Unidentified Writer Delivers Startling
Ultimatum Concerning the Arrest of
Teamsters for Hauling Garbage
Through City's Streets—Tells
Board To Watch Out or
City May BeGonner.
TROUBLE BEEN BREWING LONG
TIME-HEALTH BOARD SOARRFD
let the Secretary Says That the Whole-
sale Spreading of Disease Must Stop,
No Matter What the Consequences
—Thinks That the Writer Is
Only Bluffing But Any-
thing May Happen.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 6.—
(Special)—For some time the Okla-
homa City board of health has been
bothered with teamsters who persist
in hauling garbage through the busy
strets of the city. The board has
time and again declared such prac-
tices harmful to the health of • peo-
ple who happen to be going along
the streets at that time and to per-
ons living in houses located along
these streets. They have ordered
these teamsters, usually of a low
class of people, to desist from the
practice, but they have never done
so. Several days ago several of them
were arrested and lined. Yesterday
W. T. Toan, secretary of the city
board of health, received the follow-
ing unsigned note:
"If you don't want to get this
town destroyed from the face of the
earth by your trying to stop honest
' men from making an honest living,
and if you ever arrest any more men
(or hauling trash out of town, we
%'ill wipe it all out. Take this warn-
ing if you like.''
The note was unsigned and ad-
dressed to the board of health officers.
The writing and stationery were very
poor. The board of health is con-
siderably stirred up but declare that
they do not mean to desist in their
efforts to stop the wholesale scat-
tering of disease practiced by these
teamsters, one or more of whom
avitlently wrote this note.
Real Stuck Up Folks of Norman To Be Shown How The
Real Common Folks of the Country Believe In Doing
Things-Aunt Mary In Her New Polonaise and
Uncle Jack In His Biled Shirt and Picilla
Collar Will Make Us All Set Up and Take
Notice—At the Cleveland County
Fair February Nineteenth.
Farmer Spruceby and his wife have
been setting all the country folks of
Cleveland county in a stir and com-
motion by sending the following in-
vitation to a select dozen of the real
stuck-up folks of Cleveland county*
"Farmer Spruceby -and his woman
Mary cordially wart to have the
pleasure of yer company at their
pick-nick dinner at the Cleveland
County Fair. This is the invite to
these picknick dinner parties so come
to it at half-after one oJclock Febru-
ary 19. Only a sefcckt partie invited.
The picknick partie will ensemble on
the north-west corner of the fair
grounds—next to Dcacon Bell Jones'
potater field at the hour said above.
"Don't say nothing about this to
Jim Hayseed and his folks, as we
don't want to stir up no jealout::ee.
"Hope you kin come.
"Jake and Mary Sprucby."
"P. S. You don't need to bring no
dinner with you as we calcilate to
feed ye all. Sprucebys."
The Sprucebys always were the
kind that thought they was punkins,
while the Hayseeds also held their
heads with the upper crust. The
Sprucebys always had the upper hand
on account of their learnin' and to
do any thing so cityfied as get up a
picknick dinner party for the Cleve-
land County Fair will fill the Hay-
seeds with envy but then Jake
Spruceby can't hold a candle to the
pig raising with Josh Hayseed and
Aunt Mary Spruceby could never
make the elegant butter and smear
case Sara Hayseed turns out, but for
putting on airs there isn't another
family in the County in it with the
Sprucebys. Watch them at the north-
west corner of the fair grounds. Aunt
(Continued on page 8.)
Bill Introduced In Legislature Considered
a Slap At The Governor's Alleged Ex-
travagence — Result of a Long '
Series of Critisms Relating
To Haskell's Many
ATTORNEY" GENERAL TO BE
MADE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Will Have Power Then To Bring Suits At-
His Own Discretion Regardless of What
Governor May Think About the
Advisability of Doing So-
More Than Simply the
Ladies of the Cotera Club Planning a More Beautiful
Norman, But What's the Use of All That Trouble If
Chicken Ordinance Is Not Enforced? City Is No
Place For Chickens Anyway-Chickens Are
For Farmers, So Don't Try To Live In
Town and Enjoy A Farmer's Privi-
leges At the Expense of Your
HASKELL'S TRIAL SET.
Muskogee, Okla., Feb. 5.—Judge
Campbel in the United States dis-
trict court here this afternoon set
Saturday, February 13, as the day
for Governor Charles N. Haskell and
the six other prominent Oklahoma
men under indictment for alleged
fraud in connection with the Musko-
gee town lot cases to appear in court
here and plead to the charges.
There's great times ahead for Nor-
man. The Coterie club have announc-
ed that they are preparing to beauti-
fy Norman and the city marshal has
announced that people must keep
their chickens up. The city has a
chicken ordinance and it is going
to be enforced, so the marshal says,
and we hope that he means what he
says when he says it.
All the efforts that are put forth
by children, grown folks and all
kinds of folks to beautify the city
will amount to about as much as a
pinch of snuff if other folks are per-
mitted to allow their pesky chick-
ens to run loose and tear up Jack
everywhere any old time and at all
times any old where. What's the use
of expending money and hard work
to plant flowers and gardens if some-
body's chickens are to be allowed to
scratch them up. The city is no place
for chickens anyway. If you are go-
ing into the chicken business get
out where the pesky things wont
worry the life of somebody else be-
There is no more reason why the
chickens should be allowed to run
loose about the town than there is
for hogs to be allowed to run loose.
In fact hogs would not make as
much litter as chickens often do.
Then why should people persist in
Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 5—That the
legislature intends abolishing Gov-
ernor Haskell's corps of special at-
torney and making West attorney
general in fact, as well as in name,
was indicated today by the introduc-
tion of a bill by Ed Dunn, of Okla-
homa City, the man who made Ben
Wilson speaker, providing that the
attorney general, county attorneys
and their assistants shall be sole at-
torneys for the state.
If the bill passes the attorney gen-
eral will not be required to secure
| the governors consent before bring-
I itig suits.
The bill also provides for a spe-
cial district attorney, appointed by
I the governor on recommendation of
the district judges, when neccessary,
at $3,000 per year.
The House passed to third reading
a bill appropriating $211,000 for the •
corporation commission: one appro- •
priating $10,000 for Texas and Cim-
arron county drouth sufferers; the
Haymes bill, making it unnecessary
to show a consideration in prosecu-
tions for receiving stolen property, .
and the Johnson bill for examining *
and registration of nurses. '
(Continued on page 8.)
SCHOOL LAND BILL PASSED. .
Guthrie,- Okla., Feb. 6.—The sen- s
ate has finally passed the school land '
bil by Eggerman, Morris and Cordell.
The act in brief provides for the sale
of all public lancjs owned by the
state taken in lieu of section 16, 36,
13 and 38, otherwise known as "in- *
demnity lands;" together with sec-
tions 36. The chief amendment to
the measure was the exemption from
sale of sections 13 of the public lands
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Danner, V. E. Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 6, 1909, newspaper, February 6, 1909; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106712/m1/1/: accessed September 26, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.