The Billings News. (Billings, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, November 4, 1904 Page: 4 of 8
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DAN NEIL, President.
FRANK D. LUCAS, Cashier.
CHATTEL AND FARM LOANS
_ Prompt — Courteous —. Conservative
THE BILLINGS NEWS.!
Publisher Every Friday jr T W
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, WM.
Entered in the Post Office at Billings,
Okli.. as second class anil matter.
1 Tear paid in advance ..... l.‘«
l xeir not paid in advance......l-2ri
THAT TAX QUESSION.
The question of tax paying is a serious
question a: all times. It is more of a
bugaboo on election years than oa oth-
ers because it is the one question of _
government finance that makes in nee-,
essary tor every one to “dig up” his ChtHeS B. Oonnellan Killed
each rear to k<-ep the gov- i
OUR STANDARD BEARERS
For Vice President
c 'V. FAIRBANKS
For Delegate to Congress
B. b. McGl IRE
For Councilman 1st District
j. r scorr
I H NIXON
F. T TESTERMAS
J. F.. DOLEZAL
C. R. BOSTICK
For Register of Deeds
E. T. RICE
For Probate Judge
H. E St. CLAIR
ForSupt. Public Instruction
I C. EERRIER
For Surveyor •
E. W. BOBBITT
For County Weigher
C. H. RICE
For Commissioner First District
R. F. HOWE
ermental wheels in motion. Consequeot-
people generally are ready to criticise i
the tai ’.try or to make an election is-
sue of it. We all understand that con-
ditions here hare been sucb that made
it necessary for us to pay a high tax.
Our country was new and had to be de-
yeloped. The county was small and
originally the tax bad to be raised al-
most entirely upon personal property.
The total valuation of the county has
constantly increased as people pros-
pered and as lands were proved up by
the settlers. The extra expenses inci-
dent to opening and establishing county
institutions, public building, bridges,
opening of new roads etc. were neces-
sarily heavy but as these things have
been accomplished gradually the taxes
should become lower. The total amount
of tax should decrease somewhat and the
per cent, of levy should decrease con-
siderably without any effort to econo-
mile on the part of the county commis-
. sioners. The causes are natural and no
particular credit for economy upon the
part of any officer could be claimed un-
less it be shown that they have exer-
cised more than ordinary care in cur-
tailing incidental expenses.
The democrats claim to have reduced
taxes but at the same time have allowed
such bills as a $400 charge for assessing
the Otoe reservation over the protesting
the Rock Island yards
Will Brockman went to Lucien Sun-
W. J. Cormany went to Tonkawa
The streets of Perry have a little dust
J. E. Carson is visiting the World's
Fair this week.
Mrs. A. R, Museller is in the city
Miss Flo Henderson went to Guthrie ;
Friday on business
Ben Weir went to Guthr.t Friday to
Tom Casey and Judge A. H Holes
were Guthrie visitors last week.
O. O. Smith of Billings, was in Perry
Saturday consulting the leaders.
Miss Sallie Green of Guthrie was a
visitor at tbe Carson house last week
Mrs M. A. Leekley and Miss Josie
Schott returned Thursday from the Fair.
St. Clair <& OpdylRe
Cafe Save You Money in the
following Lines of Business:
We can make you a more liberal loan an*' on better
terms than any loan agent in the county. Loans
closed in our office without delay.
We are sole agents for the St. Paul and t ..nnecticut
Insurance Companies for billings and vicinity—best
insurance at cheapest rates. Can insure grain in
bin and stack to take tffect at once. Don't write
with outside agents when you can do as wed or
better at home.
We can do more for you in selling your farm than
anv other agents. Come and list your farm with us
ST. CLAIR A OPDYLKE. - Billings. Okla.
That there seems to be some fatality
following up the brakemen ot the Biil-
mgs-Emd line is evidenced by another
fatal accident resulting in the almost
instantaneous death of Charles B. Don-
nellan in the Enid yard* yesterday morn-
ing. This is the third fatal accident to
brakemen of this line while switching
and making up trains in the Enid yards
in the past year.
In thi* case, at about twenty minutes
past seven a. m. the crew which does
the switching at Enid were at their work
as usual and this unfortunate young
man was walking along the track step-
ping on the ends of the ties when a coal
ear which had been cut out of the train
and jerked back along the switch struek
him in tbe back knocking him forward
with one leg over the rail which was in-
stantly crushed, together with pan of
the body under the iron wheels. The body
then got fastened somehow with the
car gearing and was dragged several
hundred feet before Roy Francis, who
saw the accident, and running to
Chas. R. Bostick was in Bliss Mon-
day telling the good people how to vote.
Mr and Mrs. H. L.
last week from a visit
to the World’s
E ST. CLAIR A OPDYLKE. - Killings, ukis. ^
“THE HANDWRITING on the WALL” |
Certificates of Registration of Kansas
and Oklahoma’s Boards of Pharmacy.
tVe are recognized by the Territory
of Oklahoma as having the educa-
tion and experience to put together
Lowe H’d’w & Drug Co.,
••THE STOSE OF QCALITY.''
North Side Main St.. BILLINGS. OKLA.
the car, got upon it and
brakes bringing it to a stop.
The young man ..ved for several "min-
utes but we understand did not speak.
, ,. He was only about nineteen years of age
, vote of the republican member because ,nd „„ makinghis holne witb a married
I it was considered a grossly extravagant
] allowance. Does this look like economy?
In the early days of the county when
1 republicans came into power they found
sister at Enid.
DENNIS FLYNN IN
Mrs. A. H- Holland and children, of
Cashing are visiting relatives in the
Dr. F. C. Seids spent last week in
Pawhuska hunting and fishing with Dr.
Miss Alice Hargrove left Thursday
for an extended visit at Fort Worth,
Mr. A. B. Ferrier and wife returned
Monday to St. Louis, Chicago ar.d Mil-
Mrs. Blair Davis Sundayedj with her
husband at Oklahoma City and returned
. , , , _ „ It is thought the reason the frost is
Charles Greer and wife of the Ei Reno . ho]d.n?offiolawthi3 W1 „ in order
American, are visiting fnenus in Perry ^ may ^ ug , bigone about Nor.
this week. 9th> w preserve the defeated democratic
Mrs. A. G. Baldwin and children are candidates.
visiting Mrs. Baldwin's mother, Mrs. C R H p;)Wer3 of California is ...
S. Delaaey. here his parents, Mr. and Mrs. October, 1904. If anyone having paid
Doc Scott has given up the Planters R. G. Powers. After an absence of in October is not included herein please
Hotel and Mrs. Stahl, the owner, has seven years Mr. Powers preached in the notify us at once that correction may
News Honor Roll.
The following subscribers have our
thanks for subscriptions paid during
Miss Nellie Wilson from Urbana,
Ohio, is visiting her cousin. Miss E.iza-
Christian church Sunday morning and be made,
I county warrants only worth about 60
cents on the dollar and the warrant deal-
ers even forced them down to 50 cents
hence you can easily see that under such
- renninr*hT«inty^^WbeTlmo0s! Little 6iailt Takes Off HiS Coat county was m the city Saturday on bus- /'the time was 'spent in
The Methodist church choir gave a
social on last Friday evening at the
home of Mrs. Emma DeLashmutt which
C. R. Adams, county clerk of Pawnee ^ attended ^ more than fifty 0f our
J. E. Dolexal, we believe, is the best double the amount after tbe land has
man for County Clerk and should be been proved up and the property became
elected. sufficient to raise taxes enough to put
the warrants upon a cash basis
J. C. Ferrier will make a good Super- AU these things go to show that much
intendent of Public Instruction. That's of the talk upon the tax proposition is
what we want. Vote for him. ill-advised and that unless the demo-
—Scrats can show that they have exercised
to Work for McGuire and
Hon. Dennis T. Flynn is back from
Washington City and will be in the fiald
for Bird S. McGuire until election day.
The democrats have been sending the
We would rather risk our interests in economy in the conduct of the county story around that Flynn was sulking in
the coming legislature with J. R. Scott affairs they are n<« entitled to credit for his tent and was against McGuire in
and Judge Taylor than with Woolsey good managemeut. We do not belong this campaign. The fact is, Mr. Flynn
and Tillery, wouldn’t you? to that class of partisans that uphold has been burdened with heavy legal
everyt hing done by our cwn party or work, necessitating many trips to Wash-
Vote for honesty and competency in condemn everyth'11? done by the other ington and other places, and it was not
the office of Probate Judge and you will fellows, but we fa . to see wherein the until this week tnat he could find the
vote for H. E. St. Clair. Will you do it? present board of commissioners have time to get into the political field. He
_____'J.. exercised unusual economy or when they realises, as does every other patriotic
Bastick for County Attorney and Rice have lowered tales in ary degree not and well-informed man, that the success
f r Register are going to poll a big accountable for by natural causes. 0f the republican candidate in this elec-
vote. They wrill make good officers and Wherein have they reduced salaries, or ,jon js Oklahoma's ouly chance for itn-
no one will ever need to make any apo>- charged less fees m court expenses, or mediate statehood.
ogy for supporting either of them. decreased the interest on county judg- -
ments, or reduced the cost of bridges or GARFIELD COUNTY $ FAVORITE SON
Isn’t three terms enough for anyone county printing! No, nor can we see
whether it be in the office of County wherein they have exercised any special
Surveyor or Probate Judge or any other effort to economize and we believe a
office? If you think so
Ernie Davis and sisters and Mr. and
Mrs. Alri. Younger have returned from
the World’s Fair.
N. E. Blair, of Blackwell, left for
home Monday after a week's visit with
fnends in Perry.
Chas. Christoph returned Sunday
from Broken Arrow, i. T. where he pur-
chased a fine farm
Postmaster, W. T. Little attended the
good roads convention at Oklahoma
City last Saturday.
games, music and recitations.
Last Saturday in Perry was what the
democrats call a red letter day. Col.
Roy Hoffman, W. M. Bowles and Frank
Matthews spoke in the afternoon and
J. B Diggs and R. E. Pinkham spoke
at night. There were quite a crowd
present but Perry always has a good
crowd on Saturday’s.
REPUBLICANS. BE CAREFUL.
Republican judges of election should
be on their guard in the counting of the
ballots next Tuesday. Be careful to in-
• C-J Kap^e0f^mTofCLy,HKa^ •««««•*«» ««»•«* ballot before it is
is visiting at tbe home of L. H. Cobb _r\. There ar_
Miss Mabel Pettijohn, of Red
spent Saturday and Sunday in
with Miss Elizabeth Wilson.
checked on the books. There are two
seperate ballots. If a ballot is intended
specifies Matthews, that gentleman is
entitled to it and should have it counted.
E. T. Mills
C. J. Jen«*n
C. L. Russell......................
W\ E. Schwaba
F. W. Whtnnery .......
S. English for J. J. English
S. English for Bertha English
L. A. Reed
C. W. Melrose
O. M. Harness
W. \V. Burhsoo
J. D. Nelson, Adm’r
O. D. Dupy
C. Macy for Mrs. Cowgili
E. F. Amett
W. W. McGaha
A. R. Crane
W. S. Miller
Mrs. Myrtle Carson and daughter of
near Bliss are v,,,ting at the home of But republican judges must not be
As we have said before, the peopl*f of Mr. and Mrs J. E. Carson. J^tToVand^int 5 tte't^^reHiolal At the Billings High School, on Sat-
,rno„ lo rvv,™,.r ...» -v ...... Garfield coan^.iw^ure of pa y, Mr. and Mr». lrw!n Corvy, of Ceres. meang the defeat of the republi- urday, November, 12, 1904, at 2 p. m.
vote to leave change in the Board will prove benefic- are ProuJ°I *n ^ M c Qar were in the city last Thursday on their can candidate and likewise the defeat of The following program will be discussed:
Surveyor Thompson and Judge Allen at ,ai for the entire county
home this time.
Mr. McGuire is to all
, f : z ^ «_» ,.p. jssrMsri «s
Matthews that we can’t think that mere *
tegrtty and ability of Judge M
ber. As presiding judge, and in point
of learning ,and ableness and judicial
Mon e r. ^ A s' on e cd Ihe^ci.n^nU ; p7rt'y'pride would cause voters to c.ts: • borr. to .time and sbedhis ener- and Fred Treem.n left
of the county you can rest assured N ont !Lr ballot, for Matthew- Oklahoma raaeeut ray. to tbe cooaervaaio. of eor- day ,or Btillwater wheie Ralph will at
would zealously endeavor to carefully needs a strong man in congress. We will
care for its buaine-- ..ffairs and should admit that a demovrat would probably
receive your support Don't cast your j vrork juat as hard for the g- -d of the
ballot until you have scored one for him i Territory as a republican and in point
for County Commissioner. ! of ability there might be found many
men in the party just as capable as Me-
lt is now up to the Toter. The candi- j Gujret ^ un|ortuna,ely the freak* of
dates have made the canvass and upon p^tjes seemed against the nomination
the voter lays the responsibility of doing gQy strong mec Let us
the rest. We are not making any per-
sonal fight on anybody and hope the
best man will win. Here is our best
wishes for the administration of our
county affairs for the next two years, no
matter who ts at the helm
People of thi* community understand
that F.than Allen was at least gross.y
negligent of his sworn duty in continu-
ing the late J. B Evans in the ffice . f
Administrator of the estate of Mr. Sey-
mour over the strong protests of cred -
tor* of said estate when he was fully in-
formed of the shameless neglect of the
business by his appointee A man who
will permit the pcoMKtj (*Md man
to be thus squandered it unfit to have
charge of that offlee and tor H. E.
St. Clair for Probate Judge
therefore support the man capable of
doing us most good and we believe that
man is Bird S McGuire.
If the house which is divided against
itself cannot stand how can the demo-
cratic party of this county count upon
winning out at the *;<ction next week
with all their local contentt n« and
*nfe looming up from their midst"'
Wonder whal the Noble County N*w*
thinks of those food democrat, r. m“>
Sinee the Coawwy letter appear: we
wouldn’t be surprised to b«: the N»w*
contending that the good dett's-raU
might only be found wnere it has been
said all goes) Indiana are, i e, in their
rect interpretation and application of
the laws of his etuntry. He knows.
And he has the confidence of the peo-
p.e that he knows And when our peo-
p,e desire to point to a man who em-
bodies the popular ideal of ability and
genius Judge Garber ia singled out as
being preeminent and worthy of the
signification. At am orator he has few
equals in the west and as a cititen he is teacher's examination and
above reproach. And we oonfidentiy fnend*
predict that the vote on probate judge
this coming election will all be one
way.” —The Enid Events.
How will Wall Streets mar Friday people of Oklahoma. Look well at the
name and do not lose a rote for the
statehood champion. The same caution,
of course, should be exercised as to the
county and legislative tickets. Inspect
each name carefully and do not allow a
name to be called until you have seen it.
Careful and correct counting together
with good work at the polls will gain
for us a great victory.
tend school and Fred will visit for a few
G. A Willet finished the work on the
C street bridge last Thursday. He has
been working on this for about three
Miss Etta Norman of Billing*, retura-
At f ur o'clock p. m. on last Sunday
by Howard Lindan and Joseph
2. —How to teach Multiplication, Divis-
ion and Factoring—Misa Alpha
Jones. Discussed by Mrs. C. L.
Pratt and Miss Olive Henry.
8.—Nature Study in Autumn —Miss Ora
Sears. Discussed by Miss Carrie
Klufa. Miss M. Davidson and Mias
4.—Composition for Beginners Mas.
The nomination came to J. H Nixoc
unsolicited He will, however, give his
oeel enedavrs to the fulfillment of the
duties jf County Treasurer if e'ected
and th- fwt that he was not anxious to
become the nominee is a point m hi*
It is to be hoped that in the coming
election text week that each one will
vote hi* honest -■ nncuooa for what hn
believ- to bn r ght regard,ess of party
from Illinois and St. Louts where she
has been vtsitmg friends and taking in
C. C. Clothier, of the bu»ine»e cnl-
leg* in Guthri* was in Perry Saturday
attending to business connected with
C. R. Higdon- Discusand by J. L.
edto her home Saturday after taking afternooo October 30, R. J. Nixon and Ronecrana.
' T,,u,n* Miss Rachel Whitaker were united in 5._How Remding in Seventh
marriage by Rev Dr Walling of the ^ Grades Aigyle Tip-
Mrs. J. M Barnard returned Friday Christian church. The wedding took pin Discussed by Geo. A. Cas-
pian at the residence of the bride's
parents Mr. and Mr*. G. W. Whittaker,
southeast of town. About thirty of the
neighbor* and friends were present to
witness the ceremony and offer congrat-
illations to tbe happy pair.
The young people will be at home to
their many friends on tty farm of W. J. i
hey and H. B. Stroup.
All parents and teachers are urged te
F. Whinery, Sec.
The place for holding the election on
Mcsdsm** Jones, & **, Whitney jj^on, the groom’s father, where they November 8, in the Billings precinct
Wade, Cummings, Him*. Woodruff wjn take up the responsibilities and du- will be in the Fraternal Home building,
and Lamb attended the Federation
Cuba in Guthne last week
tie* of lift in their new relation. They
are worthy young people and the Newt
jo,ns their many fnenda in wishing
ie here wi»h his family them well.
■I the Davie home Mr. La rah ---
wae fsnaerlj a mail earner in thia city.! Vote for Tom Teaterman for Sheriff.
^UaxUg,an mpkvr m tbe poet
■■ ■> iittieai, ie hs
The place for holding the election in
Bunch Creek Towaahip will be M Chan.
E. Mo Mullin'* ratM
quarter, aection 22, toWsahip M.
Alex. McClMkey, C
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