The Billings News. (Billings, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, December 13, 1907 Page: 2 of 6
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Overcoats = Cloaks
at Half Price
and less than Wholesale Prices. They must and will be sold regardless of their cost
at Greenlee’s Closing Out Sale.
just Received 15 Sample Cloaks
in checks, stripes, brown and black. They were bought at less than half their \a!ue and
are worth from $12 to $15, but you can take your choice Saturday only for
Misses and Childrens two
buckle overshoes wor. $1.25
Men’s and Bovs Caps worth
Lined Gloves and Mittens
for Men and Boys worth 50c
Ladies Fleeced Underwear
worth 25c at
Misses Cloak 1.50
20 per cent
White Flannel all Wool
5 Pieces of Outing worth 8^
Best American Prints in
red. blue, black, prey, per
for Saturday only, 20 yards
Greenlee’s One Price Cash Store
DAN' NEIL, President.
D. O’DONNELL, Vice Pres.
E. H. PERRY, Cashier
THE CITIZENS BANK
Capital SHO.OOd Surplus SI,50V Established t«HB
CHATTEL AM) FARM LOANS
A. L. Banta
W. J. Neil
Samuel St. Clair C. D Roseerants
D O’Donnell J. W. Back E.
8. W. Van D*ren
Perry Dan N.
1 ing in any coach or compartment with ,,
their emDiovers ?" """ ,,,
their employ ers in any train of cars, in
the discharge of their duty as such
Russell said he thought that the arit-
tocracy had no right to drag their ne-
gro servants in upon these people who 1
| “could not afford them.” This sadly j
j produced a burst of laughter, but Rus- j
I sell followed with the remark;
••Mr. President, I have been in trains, j
I and I mention one instance particular-1
| ly, of being in a dining oar with my |
1 vim fo nrl r*1
A KNOTTY PROBLEM IN BUILDING’
NEWS separation pasted in t eon- shouted a democratic member.
__________spicuous place. Conductors have au- "The gentleman would have li tle to
Published every Friday by L. C. Brown | thority to remove recalcitrant passen- say regarding that point," replied Mr
; gers. The fines are to be added to the Jones.
school fund. The last provision of the “The bill does not go far enough,’
bill is for separate waiting rooms. The. he continued. “I oppose the discr.mi-
Stibscription Rates. ] act is to become effective in sixty days
1 year paid in advance ..........l.M> ’ after passage
Entered in the Post Office at Billings,
Dkla., as second class mail matter
l year not paid in advance .......1-
FRIDAY, DECEMBER Hi, 1907.
JIM CROW BILL
FIRST TO BE PASSED.
By a vote of ninety-five to ten, with
four absent, house bill number one,
known as the “Jiui Crow” measure,
providing separate coaehss and waiting
THE JIM CROW BILL
RUSHED TO PASSAGE.
As might be expected the Democratic j rooms for the races passed the house at
legislature did not lose much time in j the afternoon session Friday. An en-
bringing to light the "Jim Crow" bills, j thusiastic demonstration accompanied
Measures of that nature were introduced j the announcement of the vote,
in both houses Tuesday. In the house The bill was reported without amend-
it was the first bill proposed, in the sen-
ate the fourth.
The author of the house act is C A.
Sksen of Johnson county. He was on
his feet immediately after Speaker
Murray announced that bills were in
The bill provides that every railroad i 8er voted “aye.
company, street and interurban com- j and reported absent,
pany establish separate compartments! The minority
wire and children. Right across the
aisle from us was a lady who brought
| with her a big stout negro woman to
handlt her baby. My wife and I had the
kid3 along, but we could not afford the
negro woman to handle them. I don’t j
oeiieve that a separate coach and wait- i
ing room law wu nave the desired effect j
if it is not or.e that will absolutely pro- j
hibit any colored person whatsoever j
iron entering the coaches set apart tor
the white people."
Senator Brownlee then spoke against
the amendment as follows:
“You ate aavertising to the world
that the conditions which exists in the
extreme southern states, exist also in
Oklahoma. Those conditions do not
exist here. There is no emergency, to
call for the reckless passage of this
measure. I cannot state that I am ut-
terlv opposed to the law, cr one of this
' character, but there are many other
------- The courts
To you may be an every day occurrence with us,
fur we are helping our customers decide just
those kind of questions every day. Unlike our
lawyer friends, we have yet to present a bill for
any such advice. Such a common thing for us to
do that we simply haven't the heart to say any-
thing about, fees, and even the sales made may
have been a fence post or a bunch of lath, we're
happy because we slept that night with the feel-
ing that we’ve made another customer, and a
pleased customer is the best advertisement we
can send forth. Maybe you are thinking of build-
ing something right now on which you want our
opinion or word of advice. If so, come in and
we’ll talk it over.
FOSTER LUMBER CO.
ment from the committee and put on
its third reading and Anal passage by a
vote ef 67 to 22. The clerk called the, . . .
,, . .. i been made a special order,
roll, Evans, republican, passed, then _____
nation. If the clause permitting the
hired nurse demotions from the law-
had been omitted 1 would have voted
for the bill."
Banks objected to th» procedure on
the grounds that no chance was g ven | matlera 0['greaier moment.
to amend the bill. ’That gag rule had i of the states are idle owing to the
obtained, and he thought the iegisla- necessity for legis.ation. County offi-
. V. . , cers in that portion of the new state
ture had no n*ed to rush an important formerly aa Oklahoma Territory,
measure." where new counties were hewn from
But the bill was passed, and the cloud the old ones, arc idle Why let our
soon lilted The lever wa« in the shape race prejudice ru.e, and t>y delaying
, ^ r, . other nec^sary leg’s.at;on, proclaim
of one Durant from Bryan c.ur.u , ... to th* world that conditions r.'te ar» ,
gentleman fTom Bryan,” so frequently 8Ueh as are a menace to public safety.
faTored by the chair He moved con- , The section permuting negro nurses to
siderationof the speaker’s bill provid- ‘ ride in coaci.es with their employers is
to the door with your wives and daugh-
, The measure was referred, on the re- ters, but he goes no further there is the|
The rest voted “no” D^nt'- j ‘“ was on ,h, araendm„t j
SENATE PASSES A -JIM CROW* lo"t
for the races The partition in coach-1 bring up a substitute measure. One “We are advertising to the world that 16 to The members then went back
ea is to be of wood with a shutter at- was prepared but the cau.ua decided conditions exist in Oklahoma which can | » legislative a -scion and sat aa the aea-
l have the agency for 300,000 acres of Mexico
land that can he Bought at $3.50 per acre. A cash
out lav of 50 ceut-s is all that is necessary and the
remainder on time. I have it in heavy timber or
prairie land. Purchasers will receive a town lot
free. See me for further information.
J. P. OPOYLKE. Billings. Okla.
made no attempt to
tached A fine of not less than $ltX> that the matter should not be prc.se- be met only by an emergency act, a
I"---—■' -* — " ' — ■ i Senator j r.r.s n reporteu tree oui
tad more than $1,000 is imposed on the i cuted ‘Jim Crow’ law, to insure public safety back to the senate from the committee
corporation refusing to make provision '' There was a general break to make You are advertising to the world that' of the whole, and demanded the Tote,
for the accomodations. Each trip is to “explanations” when the result of tbe the same condition ensts in Oklahoma,
constitute a separate offense. .vote became known. Vandaventer that exists in tbe extreme southern
If a passenger rides in the wrong made a spirited speech in which be states,” pretested Senator Emory D.
compartment wilfully he is to be judged deplored racial antagonism. There wa« Brownlee, of Kingfisher, before the
guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not a perfect ear-splitting burst of applause senate committee of the wbo.e yester-
iess than five or more than twenty-fire at the conclusion of his remark!. day a fierce**, wbec speaking on a
dollars. Nurses are not prohibited from | Jones of Oklahoma, declared tbe “J;m Crow” •aseadseot made by Rci-
oceupying either aection. Freight question was not a political one He
trains which carry passengers are et- ; said that tf he were governor and a bill
empted from the law, a* also are ex- providing for mixed acbooia he would
euraion trains j rote for it.
Jcnnson reported the hill
f T5hQ Big Jo Lumber Co. f
Debat* nt sharp acd f. r.ous for tbe
time. Ruse*:, had asked that tbe sen-
The roll call showed 116 for the bill,
two against it and four aheent. One
vote was ex used Senator Stanford.
Senators Cunningham and Brownlee
voted against the HU.
Lieutenant Governot Bailey then re- j
eeived the bill properly engroased from 2L
the clerk, aod signed it, stating as he Nr
did so, “The president of the senate an-
nonoees tbe signature of Senate Billi /t
No One”. lY
Wants to sell you building material ot all kinds, such as
Lumber, Shingles, Sash and Doors,
Lime, Brick and Cement.
When iu need of anything in our line call and
let us furnish you estimates.
“Good Grades and Fair Treatment,” our motto
West end of Main Street.
A. W. CORN,
The company is required to keep the j “But you’ll never be governor,”
Tbe bill wiU of course go to a com-: <
ate wr.*- i tt* word, M .. . p . Wittes, appointed by the house and tn* ,
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