The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 66, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 7, 1904 Page: 5 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAT., TITriiPP\Y MOTITCTXT. .TTTT 7. 1004.
SEE RENFRO'S BIG CUT ON
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prices and goods will get it.
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Opposite Postoffice. Guthrie, Okla
Do You Know
\ou cannot build a city unless you support an Elec-
tric Light Plant? An electric light plant cannot live
unless supported by the people. You arc getting bet-
ter light aud better service at lower rates than you
have ever had. Will you help us in building up your
The New Electric and Gas Light Co.
Phone Connections. GALEN CROW, Manager
Shades That Make McNcal
Pass up School Board
St. Louis Drinking Water
causes diarrhoea. Dysentery,
etc. If you go to the World's
Fair, take a supply of
• Blackberry Balsam
Farm Properly Including Im-
STANDS FOR PURITY
President of Guthrie School
Board Throws Some Hot Shot
Into the Camp He is
There waa nothing left to be told
when the letter of resignation of Hon.
J. W. McNeal ah president of the
Guthrie school hoard had been read
It was a self-explanatory document
and as such told plain things straight-
forwardly. The reason for the resigna-
tion of the president of the Isoard was
stated to oc the retention of Superin-
tendent Duck and Miss Henderson, one
of the teachers In the colored schools.
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HON. J. W. M'NEAL.
President of Guthrie school board
who resigns his office because ho will
not stand for alleged outrage on moral
The objections to them were upon
The letter of Mr. McNeal was In part
'In view of the action of the board
employing some teachers against
whose names scandals have been pub-
licly bandied I feel called upon to de-
liver my resignation as a member of
your hoard. The good name of our
public schools is In the balance and I
feel thai I cannot afford to be In any
manner held responsible for the situa-
tion affecting our city schools. In or-
der to more fully explain my reasons
for this course I herewith submit ex-
tracts from certain letters now in my
possession, the originals of which can
he seen by anyone desiring t« verify
the correctness of the quotations:
"Last year after Professor Buck had
been elected superintendent of our
schools 1 wrote to the master or tho
Masonic 1x>dge at Indianola, I< wa. for
Information as to the reputation of
Professor Buck. His reply Mas for-
warded to me In Old Mexico end was
delayed a very long time befoi s deliv-
ery to me."
Mr. McNeal then sets out the anfwer
of the Indianola gentleman li, which!
the names of a number of profile were in* the 'district
given him to wlfom he migl t write ' Iand "fft" 11
it has cured tho worst cases provemcnts Worth $30^7574
of diarrhoea and similar troub- 1 v
les for 5b years.
ACRfc IS WORTH $3.54
BOARD OF AGRICULTURE I
A great many complaints had boon
made agaiusi the character of Miss
Henderson My position has always
been that the board should not try
the guilt or innocence of u person of-
fering services. If any persons be so
unfortuuate as to have scandals cur-
rently reported upon them their useful-
ness in the schools would be impaired
and the proper thing iq do would be to
let them alone.
PRICE OF A VOTE.
"It has come to me repeatedly that
Mr. Bradley demanded the employment
of Miss Henderson as the price of his
vote and that if I would withdraw my
opposition to the employment of Miss
Henderson as one of the ootored teach-
ers Bradley would vote against Buck.
A party came to me and said that he
had seen a written proposition signed
by Buck's friends agreeing to vote for
Miss Henderson four votes If Brad-
ley would vote for Buck. 1 declined to
have anything to do with such a dis-
IN DARK OR LIGHT.
"I want tho people of this city to
know that this was strictly a Buck-
Henderson or Henderson-Buck deal—
just as you look at It, from the light
or dark side, and to know the kind of
influences that are to dominate our
schools for the coming year. The list
of teachers was voted in without being
read outside of Buck-Henderson. Tho
combination neither knew nor cared
who they might be.
"Personally I have no grievance. The
members have been courteous to me at
all times, and I thank you each one for
your uniform courtesies, i would be
more than proud to loam that you had
reconsidered your vote and demanded
purity without a breath of scandal at-
taching to one of your teachers.
"Believing the ro-eleetlon of Buck
and Henderson as teachers In our
schools an outrage on moraj purity I
here and now tender my resignation."
torment to the
oiiit r ones. Easily
t never fails. In-
ure. At any drug
Hives are n terrible
little folks and to some
cured. Doan's Olntmen
stunt relief, permanent <
store, 60 cents.
A'nalysis of the Taxable Values
for Four Years Last Past Snows
Decline Since 1901 of 15
Cents an Acre
TWO NEW ASSISTANTS FOR CHI1.-
©REN'S HOMi': SOCIETY.
D. W. Ross, of Stillwater, formerly
pastor of the M. E. church there, has
been regularly appointed assistant su-
perintendent of the Children's Home
Society and assigned to the counties of
Payne, Pawnee, Noble, Kay, Grant,
Garfield, Woods, Woodward and Beav-
er. with his headquarters at Still-
Brother Ross will have charge of the
Society in this district which we des-
ignate the Northern District and con-
sists of the counties afore named.
Rev. R. C. Opie of Edmond, formerly
pastor of the Baptist church there, has
been regularly appointed assistant su-
perintendent of I he Children's Homo
Society, and his field of labor will be
in the southwestern part of Okla-
homa and at points in Indian Terri-
tory, as may be designated by the su-
perintendent from time to time.
GUTHRIE LAMD OFFICE
Comparison of the yalue of farm
property in Oldibotti for four year*
lust past shows that the prosout year
the property is val\tod at loss per acre
than for any year since li)00! The to-
tal valuation is greater than in any
of the former years, but the number
of acres assessed is greater by more
than one million acres.
The average value per ncre for the
1h>: year was $3.54. In 1900 It was
$11.43. In intervening yesfs it has been
as high us |3.U9 aud not lower than
When It Is considered that the sell-
ing price of Oklahoma farms* has con-
stantly Increased and improvements -
which are included In the valuations
are constantly becoming more valuable
It is readily seen that the standard of
valuation has not been kept up to the
mark set in 1900. A peculiar feature
of the fluctuation in assessed values
Is that they rise and full on alternate
years. It is seen that 1902 was loss
than 1901 and 1901 u,is greater than
1902. but still lefcs than 1901. and 1904
fell below that. Farm land for taxing
purposes is worth 11 cents an acre less
In Oklahoma this year than It was
last year It is worth 2 cents nn acre
less than In 1902 and IB cents an acre
less than In 1901. It Is worth 11 cents
an acre more than In 1900. The acreage
of farm property in Oklahoma this
year, If assessed at the valuation per
acre that was placed on the farm lands
in 1900, would have yielded In revenue
$1,295,003.05 more than it has yielded
under the present valuation of $3.54
The following comparative state-
ment has been compiled from the rec-
ords of the territorial auditor show
Ing the taxable values of farm prop-
erty Including improvements thereon,
exclusive of school lands and Indian
allotments for the years 1900, 1901
1902, 1908 and 1904.
Year. No. Acres. Av. Val. Total Va
1900 ....2,875,704....$3 43..$ 9,875,638
1901 ....4.612.708.... 3.69.. 17,050,820
1902 ....6.344,622.... 3.56.. 22,614.395
1903 ....7.451,918.... 3.65.. 2,720.567
1904 ....8,661,945.... 3.54.. 30,667,574
What's ihe Hccrpt of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels, tho
stomach, the liver and kidneys strong
nnd active. Burdock Blood Bitters does
DISCUSS MATTERS PERTAINING TO
LEGISLATURE AND ADJOURN. |
Tho board of agriculture continued 1
Its meeting yesterday In the office of,
tho secretary. The regular work of al- I
lowing accounts and going over bills
took up the greater part of the meet-
ing. Matters pertaining to the legisla-
ture were discussed but were not made
public. The work for the coming year
and a number of new plans were gone
over and tho meeting adjourned in the
evening until the next regular meeting.
ONE COMPANY AND TWO NOTA-
RIES AT SECRETARY'S OFFICE.
* At the office of tho territorial secre-
lary yesterday a charter was Issued
to the Miller Mercantile company,
with lis principal place of business at
Walter, OMa. tnd a .< apltal ato k 11
$2,500. Its tIncorporators were It.- k
Miller, Mary D. Miller, and G. L
Notary public's commissions were Is-
sued to Rule M. Noble of Whit.- i;,p I.
ancf E. L. Griffin of Nardin'. Kav
R**ra tho Yw Alwa>S BotfgM
LXPtNStS OF COUNTY
GUTHRIE NATIONAL BANK
OLDEST BANK IN OKLAHOMA.
Frank Dale, A. J Seay. Henry E Asp. A Q. C. Blerer. J n t>.
W. H. Coyle, Robt. Sohlbero. L'. C. Gusa, J w p.,^'
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ORVILLE T. SMITH,
President and Counsel.
County Commissioners Make
Estimates and Determine
Levy for Year
Miss Hedwig Braun Has Been
Invited to Participaie in the
Oklahoma City AiTair
entries on whlefi final proof
has not bty-n made and patent submitted.
• The cuse of Edwards vs. Morris which
was to have beep on trial at the land
office yesterday, wan continue.! until
July 18th, for further henrliiK to enable
parties to secure their witnesses.
Several hen rings have been ordered by .
the general eomtnlssloner to the general I
latul office involving Indian allotments '
in the former oklahoma City district and
hav< been sel for trial In August.
JUDGE BOLES RETURNS
SPEAKS IN OI,OWING TERMS OF
MORRISON GOOD CORN
Judge J J Holes, register of the land
office, who delivered a patriotic, address
at Morrison on the 4th of July has r«
turned to the city to resume his duties
He. speaks in very high terms of the
people of Morrison and of the growing
city together witli the Rne country sur-
rounding it While at Morrison. Mr and
Mrs Rolen were entertained by Jam.
Perrlman an old Arkansas acquaintance
on wins.' farm, the city f Morrison now
stands, Mr Perriman b fin.- farm with
the exception of that which is qiv-ml
by the town* Is/II planted In corn which
Judge Roles pronounced the finest he
PROF. F. E. BUCK.
Superintendent of the Guthrie City
and setting forth some proc&ldin&s of
Indianola Masonic lodge with Mr. Buck
on application for membershlA copy
of the letter written by Mr. ticNeal to
tho various persons named is set forth.
It asks Information If ther i be any
reasons why Professor Buek i hould not
be employed as superintend' nt of 1 hu
city schools. He received re.tll<« from
J. F. Sampson, Or. .Edward L. Baker
Prof. 3, L. Til top, J. M. 11 tr'an, Dr.
J. ,d. Mccieary. Qeorge Cltsuntr, (I
W. L. Brown nnd P. T. Ho Ins. the
two last named being miu « er«. the
others professional and bus iess men
all of Indianola, Iowa.
The answers sfiowed thai ProfeRsor
Buek had resigned his posil'iui by re-
quest during a term They Aero dam- I
aging to the reputation of '^e profca-
The communication of '.«r. McNeal
. "The originals of those Utters have
been yoen by most of Uir members
of tho school board. They «%ere freely
j discussed hy Mr. Farqubanen and tny-
| self and by Mr Booth end Myself. Mr.
| Farquharson told mo that the nlg-
j sera' were against him beufjso he had
j been Instrumental In pi'tiny MIhj
Henderson out of the coly*-d n.-hocxls.
Is the popular family medicine
of today. In thousands of homes
it has found a permanent place
because it has q^ways 1 en
found safe and reliable. Promi-
nent "physicians, who have test
edit, also prescribe it in cases of*
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Consti-
pation, Nausea, Malaria and
Female Disorders. Try a bottle.
G. iL. Rockwell, of Oklahoma City,
secretary of the chamber of commerce
In that city, was in Guthrie yesterday.
Mr. Rockwell is industriously booming
the Oklahoma City day event at tho
world's fair In St. Ixiuis to" be held
September 5. Invitations will be is-
siled by Miss Miriam Richardson, spon-
sor for the Oklahoma City World's
Pair .Vffair, to a number of Oklahoma
young women to help make the day
The first invitation was issued to
Miss Hedwlg Braun of Guthrie. She
has accepted and will represent the
capital city nt the event. Other young
women have been or will be invited
from a number of' tho cities of the
two territories. . Miss Prances Let son
Fleming has been Invited to repre-
sent Enid. The Invitations have also
been issued to young women in Alva
and South McAlester. Others are be-
ing prepared. The bevy of Oklahoma
belles at the world's fair on Oklahoma
City day will be dazzling. The young
women are going to make their part
rf the program bright and beautiful.
They have the Oklahoma spiritand the
Oklahoma good looks.
Mr. Rockwell stated yesterday that
Oklahoma City day Is going to be a
red letter day for Oklahoma -City anxl
Oklahoma as a whole. It will be the
day before the Oklahoma day program
and will have all of tho Oklahoma
crowd present and helping—for there
are no jealousies in Oklahoma towns
ihat' go past Ihe friendly sthge and
all of the Oklahoma cltle^ will help
the city that soonercd the name.
The Invitation of Miss Braun to rep-
resent. Guthrie will be pleasing to the
people of this city. She is a favorite,
•and in addition to being a social favor-
ite at home is a social favorite In St.
Louis. Guthrie will be represented by
a^ typical young woman of the new
commonwealth who has the graces and
polish of the eastern city that will ho
amazed when Oklahoma City day shall
The county commissioners met yes-
terday In the county clerk's office and
continued tho work or allowing bills
and tax petitions. The commissioners
have in accordance with the provision
yt the statutes Hx«mI and made the es-
timate for tho county expenses for the
year 1004 on the valuation equalized
hy the county board with levy as fol-
For court fund, 3 mills levy, making
For salary fund, 1 1-2 mills making
Poor, and Insape fund, 1 1-2 mills
levy, making $6,747.15.
Supply fund 1 mill levy, mating
Sinking fund 1 1-2 mills, making
Contingent fund 1-2 mill levy, mak-
Road and bridge fund, 2 mills levy
Township school fund, 1-2 mill levy
County high school fund 3 mill levy,
County high school sinking fund,
1-4 mill levy, making $1,124.52.
Jeweler and Repairer Wanted.
Rare chance to locate in long estab-
lished, centrally located drug store. Ad-
dress, Eagle Drug Store. Guthrie, Okla.
GOOD ROADS MEETING
National Insurance Company
Of Dover, Delaware.
Incorporated 1900. Charter Perpetual
Paid Up Capital $^60,000*00
Surplus to Policy Holders $294,106.60
Fire. Lightning and Tornado Insurance
o o o«o o o o a
We Insure Factories, Stoma, Dwell-
ings, LI o use hold Furniture, Farm
Houaes, Barns, Elevators, Granajriea.
A Home Company.
Premiums Kept in Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
Ml Losses Adjusted and Paid From This Office
Principal Offices. 215 Oklahoma Avenue,
CiCj'-j ooooo unyytyi
Committees Meet to Form Good
Roads Bill for Next Legis-
Grissom & Smith
;; OKLAHOHA AVIiNUti STABLES.
Good Horses, Good Rif*s and Good Service
PHONE 21H 220-222 East Oklahoma Avenue
A committee of two composed of Sec-
retary Thoburn and H. J. Newberry,
from the board of agriculture and a
committee of two composed of M.
Thacker and John Golobie from the
good roads association met last night
in Secretary Thoburn's office for the
purpose of formulating a good roads
bill to be presented to tho next legis-
One of the points discussed was the
report that ('apt. j. A. Stlne made of
the road leading out of Guthrie on the
north. Mr. Stlne came over from Al-
va In an automobile, and he stated
that while he had traveled a good deal
overland throughout Okiahoina,. the
road between here and Orlando was In
worse shape than any he bad ever
seen. This road will be the first one
to be operated on by the Good Roads
Association of Oklahoma.
M . K A T
fell round-trip tickets t-> St
I Tickets are K"od return
in* up to midnight of July 16th Children
half lh.- regular one-way fare See
in Three Days
r. ... u..rk.„ Dr. J. J. AScKANNA,
f CblMso. IU. '
•V C r. MrOM and liUranth Its
y tLmammm City. Mo,
l ti* I
inch excursion t<• St Louis via thp
co July 9th ami 2:trd. limited to seven |
«. *11.20; fix hour.- the shortcut time1
It. Louis, for full • pji-rtlculHis call up
irough St. Louis sleeper leaves Guth-
rie dally at y.a. rn.. via the Frisco
Onlv eighteen hours to St. Louis via the
efi-ved In twen
d*u| Dr. Tho
an'y drnp utoi.
A little life
hours delay. t;noiei
nterv. diarrhoea car
nfi plan la to haw
tract of Wild ItHM
sacrificed to an
r. Fowler s Lx-
irry always on
NORMAL BOARD MEETING
Territorial Superintendent L. W.
Baxter has returned front Edmond.
Where he attended a meeting of the ter-
ritorial board for normal schools. He-
sides the regular routine work of th«*|
board they accepted the resignation j
"f Prof. Kendrick** and ihut oi i
Gregg from the work in the Edmond j
normal. U waa ordered that blinds
ami icraenh be put oa the ura norm i
building which will be completed about
ihe 20th of this month. A number of
bills ^ere allowed.
AIM'S i:\CHA.\GE SHOP
Blacksmith lor 38 Years
We do all kinds of general
blacksmith work, such as rc-
pairingof machinery, wagons,
carriages. We wish - to call
the attention of the fr: ;ncr to
our special woil; "ti d:^c plow
aud drill sharpening.
We guarantee all of our work
}\\p EXCHANGE SHOP
Corner 7th and Noble Ave.
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