The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 59, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 21, 1909 Page: 4 of 6
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1909.
THEllEWS, 40c PER MONTH.
10 ACCEPT SHAWNEE'S OFFER?
The business men of the Chamber of Commerce, who have In charge
the management of the county seat campaign, will under no ciicum
stances be a party to, sanction or permit nersonal abuse and vllliflcatlon
of those who .ire antagonistic to Shawnee.
The permanent location of the county's capital Is a business proposi-
tion, pure and simple, and is a matter In which every taxpayer Is direct-
We are honest and sincere In our proposition, and have the utmost
confidence In the business integrity of the voters of the county.
We are firm in our convictions that it |, to the best business Inter
ests of every taxpayer in the county that a change Bhould be made.
We are also firm In our convictions that If we can succeed In fairly
and impartially presenting our clalm6 to the Intelligent voter who pos-
aesses the happy faculty of thinking and reasoning for himself, there will
be but a very small per cent of the votes against Shawnee.
If we fail In conviclng the taxpayers that It Is to their Interest to save
themselves many thousands of dollar annually In taxation, we will count
ourselves unfortunate Indeed.
We have no knife up our sleeves for any town or Individual; our
mission is one of peace, and not of war.
We have too much respect for Am rican manhood to think for a mo
went that the voters of Pottawatomie county can be Influenced by any
other than sound and reasonable arguments.
we think the time has happily Passed when Christian men and women
applaud with favor vllllfylng attacks and personal abuse.
Now, as a business man,—for we assume that every taxpayer Is a
business man,—you know what your taxes are now; you know what your
taxes, have been In the past; you know whether they are too high or too
low and you know how they compare with the taxes in the state from
whence you came. Judging the future by the past, will your taxes grow
greater or less?
Answer these questions and then consult your business judgment and
aee If you do not think It about time for a little change.
As business men we suggest that you look to the future. You know
that the court house square, which was g'ven to the taxpayers of this
county by the government, Is no longer yours; you know that almost one
half of this property, which was yours by gift, has been divided up and
parcelled out to a few.
Was this done with or without your consent?
Were you taken Into the game and consulted concerning this deal? If
not, why not? It was your property.
Did Tecumseh know about this transaction? She must have. The rec-
ords of the register of deeds shows that some of her substantial citizens
have deeds to this property that was yours.
Did Tecumseh enter a protest? You know she did not, for the same
record further discloses the astonishing fact that all of your property bo
far disposed of, without your knowledge or consent, was deeded directly
to her citizens.
Mr. Taxpayer, do you not think It about time to call for a new deal?
You, as business men, also know that the court house Is not now
eafe; that large sums of your money are annually going Into repairs; that
the walls of the building have so settled and given away that the rock
copings over the windows could no longer stand the strain and have brok-
en In two in many places, revealing large cracks to the naked eye that
plainly Indicate the dally dangers to all within; you know that this con-
dition cannot long exist; that the building must, and soon will be, con-
You know as a business proposition that your county officials must
be housed; the county's business must be continued; therefore, a new
court house must be built.
You know how it will be built; you know bonds will be Issued; you
know from past experience that you will not be consulted as to the
amount of the Issue of the bonds; you know that the citizens of Tecumseh
will insist upon $150,000 or $200,000 building and you also know that, as
you were not taken into Tecumseh'sconfidence and consulted when your
property was being disposed of to her citizens, you will not be taken Into
her confidence and consulted when It comes to the bond Issue; you know
also who will pay the lnter*st on the bonds and you know who will pay
Into the county treasury annually the money for the redemption of the
You know also, as a buslneBB man, that a fine new court house cannot
be erected so as ever to present a do«nt appearance on the land that now
remains to the county; you know that It will be necessary to again ac.
quire the property that has already been parcelled out and placed beyond
your control—the property which Is now being occupied by Tecumseh
citizen.; you know that In order to again acquire control and possession
of this property you would be obliged to pay to these citizens a monetary
consideration; you know again that you would not be consulted aB to the
amount that would be paid them, as you were not consulted at the time
they acquired the property from the county.
Mr. Taxpayer, do you not think that the saying of the old Indian when
he thought he was getting the worst of the bargain is quite appropriate
now? "White man fool Indian once, white man's fault. White man fool
Indian twice, Indian's fault."
You know that Shawnee li a good town; that her market for farm
products Is the best In the state; tha 6he has always fulfilled her obliga-
tions Le they great or small; that her loyal citizens have donated more
than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to rallroajs and other public
Improvements, thereby bringing Into the county an Immense amount of
taxable wealth; you know that you have derived some benefit from what
she has already done; you know that every dollar's worth of taxable
property brought Into the county lessens your taxes proportionately.
You know that 8hawnee is a likely aspirant for the capital of the
atate; that In that great struggle we will be obliged to create obligations
and you know that In view of this fact we could not afford, If we were so
Inclined, to make a single proposition to the people of our home county
that would not be fulPlled to the letter.
Through our mayor and city council we have offered to the people of
the county our beautiful four-story city hall, which Is adequate and es-
pecially fitted for court house purposes, for the period of ten years at the
nominal sum of ten dollars per year.
This proposition has been gotten up in legal form and Is now on file
In the office of the county clerk, and the proposlton may be accepted by
the county commissioners, who are your legal representatives, at any time
within twelve months.
This was made as a business proposition to the taxpayers of Pottawa-
If accepted by them, It Insures to the county a beautiful, up-todate,
modern, adequate and substantial court house for the period of ten years
for the sum of one hundred dollars, thus disposing of the necessity of a
bond Issue and Increased taxation for the period of ten years.
Tl.a proposition to lease to the county also carries with It free heat
for the building. As the city now has a contract with the natural gas
company for free heat, which contract wlli Insure to the taxpayers of
Pottawatomie county, thus saving the exact sum of $1,208.67 a year or
• 12,085.75 for ten years.
The city also has a contract for free lights for the building from the
Shawnee Electric Llgi.t company, which contract goes with the building,
again saving to the taxpayers $431.70 a year for lights or $4,317.00 for ten
The city of Shawnee owns Its ow waterworks and free water for sew-
er and other purposes goes with the contract, again saving to the taxpay-
ers of the county for scavenger work and water $318.80 each year or $3,-
188.00 In ten years.
The city of 8hawnee also carries Insurance on Its own building, which
will save the county each year $1,062.75 or $10,627.50 In ten years.
The city is also to keep Its bulldlr.y in good repairs, again saving to
(he county $475,85 each year or $4,758.50 for ten years.
Mr. Taxpayer, you can see foi yourself that by accepting the proposi-
tion which Shawnee has made you will save In taxation on these Items
alone $31,968.00 In ten years as shown by the above figure'' you will havi
a better court house, purer sanitary orditlons and bette serv
at all times be more accessible to the county seat than you are at tht W*4W
The citizens of Shawnee, In order to further show their good faith ant
the Interest which they ever manifest In the overwhelmed taxpayer, havi
given to the people of this county their solemn pledge In writing undc
the sanction of their oaths, that they would not ask or permit the count, j rha[ n0, one ca|.d Kha„ 8„p in wrong
of Pottawatomie to vote or Issue bonds for court house purposes for f ^|J(J j0Ke t^e cjiance to pair.
period of ten years, thus securing and protecting you against the Issuirn j
of court house bonds, which must come if the county seat remains at Te
If one hundred ?nd fifty thousand dollars in oonds were Issued, draw
Ing 6 per cent interest, for the purpose of building a new court houst
in Tecumseh, the interest on these bonds would be $9,000 a year, or ir
ten years it would be ten times $9,000 which would be $90,000 interest that
the taxpayers would be compelled to assume and pay during the perior
which Shawne* proposes to furnish a court house for one hundred dollars
Add to this thj $it,473.70 that will be saved to the county by reason o
free heat, free light, free water and free Insurance included in Shawnee':
proposition which will make $124,473.70 saved to the taxpayers of th«
Now, if it is not a good business proposition to save this amount o
money, It is your duty to vote for Tecumseh. On the other hand, if yoi
believe that a dollar saved is a dollar made and In economy In the ad
ministration of public affairs, It is your duty to vote for Shawnee and b
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ice, ana win | ^nules ana onickers|.
* *&* V *&* V *£* "i1 *&*Ki
The Game of Hearts.
Bhe toyH with hearts, and yet she
Her hnnd with utmost care
And when this game of hearts is dono,
She has her well-earned token.
She's .broken all the hearts she could
Before her own is broken.
—New York Times.
A Connecticut town Is bragging be-
cause It has ^ two-headed baby. But
just wait until she begins to talk.—
RANGED FOR NEW CITY HALL
The second annual convention of
the Oklahoma Dairymen's association
will be held at the A. & M. college,
Stillwater, January 21-22. The pro-
gram Is as follows:
Thursday, January 21.
9:00 a. m.
"Co-Operation"—Joel O. Winkjer,
"The Best Cow on the Farm"—
ltobt. Peebly, Oklahoma City.
"The Hand Separator"—C. F. Cur-
tis, Kansas City, Mo.
"What Tends Towards Advance-
ment?"—Roy C. Potts Stillwater.
"The Silo and Its Uses"—W. A.
At West Point.
Orderly. Don't think they have
any. All I've ever seen of theirs has |
Arrangements have been perfected and plans are being prepared for
Shawnee's new city hall.
On Monday of this week the citl ens of this city voted fifty thousand
dollar bonds for the purpose of erecting a convention hall.
Within sixty days the contract wil be let and the building completed
within six months.
Already we have had propositions to take our bonds at a premium.
The building when completed will be so arranged as to give to the
city a fine large auditorium for convention hall purposes, and at the
same time will be so arranged as to furnish comfortable and commodious
quarters for all the city officials. In other words, it will be so construct
ed that it may be used for both a convention hall and a city hall.
This arrangemeni was made necessary from the fact that the mayor
and city council, on the recommendation of the taxpayers of the city,
made to the county a proposition to lease for ten yeari the elegant four
story city hall for court house purposes.
This proposition is now on file In the office of the county clerk of j very dangerous in their case."
the county, and the city wishes to be in a position to vacate Its quarters) *'Wl y so?'
and turn the building over to the county the very minute the taxpayers
acccpt the proposition.
Voters from every part of the county are cordially Invited to come to
Shawnee and look over this modern, up-to-date, sanitary building which
the city stands ready and willing to turn over to the county for ten
years for ten dollars a year.
1:30 p. m.
Demonstration Lecture —"Selecting
Dairy Cows," John A. Craig, San An-
tched Fifteen Years.
For |teen years I have watched
the wot ing of Bucklen's Arnica
Salve; Id it has never failed to
cure ant sore, boil, ulcer or burn
to whicl It was applied. It has
saved uamany a doctor bill," says
A. F. Hffly, of East Wilton, Maine.
26c at i'l drug«Btores. *
I have (cated at 307 East Main
St. at Johl Donohue's old stand. I
make borsiBhoelng a special. Shoe
light drlvlrj and heavy draft horses.
Make all ildB of hand-forged shoea
and plates |>r gallopers, pacers and
all klndj* filing horses. Stop
Interring, Jirglng, ^nee knocking,
crdss firing, frevent stumbling, posi-
tively cure c|ns without fall. Strict
attention pa I to contracted hoofs,
wire cuts anl bruises and calouses
in the foet; 1L0 all classes of sore-
footed liarseajvill be Btrictly cared
call and i 4>>
Yours for busi-
t wC C
3:30 p. m.
Session of State Dairymen's asso
Annual Address—J. E. Nlssley,
Visitor. My friend, where are the j QUthrie Ok
officers quarters. Report of the Secretary—Roy C.
Appointment of committees.
Meeting adjourned to meet the next
C. II. Rotnson & Co.
Mind \|jr Business.
If you dcn'tliobody will. It is
A Family Jar.
"So that quarrelsome couple are go- 7-30 p. m.
Ing to make a balloon ascension! It is Mua,c by th(j- Colleg6'orchestra.
Address—"Opportunities for Dairy
Farming in Oklahoma," James Wil-
"Because there is sure to be a fall-, |)reaident Murray State Agricul-
ing out- Baltimore American. (ural schooIi Tlshomingo, Ok.
Address—"The Sanitary Milk Prob-
The Crucial Test. j iem," George M. Whittaker, dairy ex-
"Do you consider your nerve is sut pert, Washington, D. C.
ficiently steady to fit you for an air-
ihip navigator?" Friday, January 22, 9:00 a. m.
"Well, I've been out in a canoe "What Our Oklahoma Contest But-
wlth a nervous fat girl."Cleveland t,,r Contained," Prof. W. R. Wright,
trouble you c
will keep ourj
trouble if you
Life Pills. Til
system. 25c af
out of all the
3d you can and
liver and bowel
Dr. King's New
out of your
drug stores. •
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STATE OF OKLAHOMA.
WHEREAS, There was on towlt, the fifth day of December, A. D
verified petitions signed by more thanernor of the State of Oklahoma, duly
fled electors of the County of Potta twenty-flve per centum of the quail , , ,
.908, filed with the undersigned, Govwatomie, State of Oklahoma, such per . ,he W,9h that he had 100 handS' There ery." Chas. A. Grant, Thomas^ *
centum having been determined by the total vote cast In said County of 1 are ™nChes ,n ,he Northwest wWch "Success at Blackwell, H. R. John-1 J
"City Milk Plants," George M.
An Opinion. Whittaker, Washington, D. C.
While In St .Louis, Taft expressed: "What Makes Success in a Cream-
Pottawatomie for the head of the sta e ticket in the next preceding gen
eral election, said petitions being addressed to the Governor of the State
of Oklahoma, and praying that a proclamation Issue calling an election
under the provision of Section 6 ofArticle 17, of the Constitution of Ok-
l/.'.ioma, to be held In said County of Pottawatomie, for the purpose of
submitting to the qualified electors of said county the question of chang
,ng, removing or re-locating the county seat of said county; and
employ fully that many, and they're son, Blackwell.
mostly for Taft, too—Seattle (Wash.) "Establishing and Operating a Co-
Post-Intelligencer. operative Creamery," Joel G. Wlnk-
' jer, Manhattan, Kansas.
Thirst for Knowledge. Scoring of contest butter.
"I will wait a few moments," said 1:30 p. m., Business meeting,
the lecturer, who had delivered an Report of Committees and Elec-
WHEREAS, Said petitions have been examined by me and same being el°9 cnt and instructive address on Hon of Officers.
In proper form and In conformity to law, and being fully advised In the "Th/ Hl«?, ™8f"°D ?f Women in 0ur I 2:30 m" "Advantages and Dls-
Modern Civilization, "to answer any advantages of Centralizing," John E.
NOW THEREFORE, I, C. N. Haskell, Governor of the State of Okla
homa, In consideration of the premises and by virtue of the power vested
In me by law, do hereby proclaim and call an election to be held In said
County of Pottawatomie, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified
questions that may be asked."
"There is one thing I'd like to know
Mr. Croxton," spoke up a dyspeptic
| looking man with a thin straggling
"Where do they get the
names for all these breakfast foods?"
electors of 6ald county the question of changing, removing or re-locating
the county seat of said county; said election to be held on the tenth day I -^Chicago ~Tribiune
of February, A. D. 1909, and to be held under the provisions of the elec
tlon laws of the State of Oklahoma. That notice of such election shall
be given by publication of this proclamation In the "Shawnee Herald," a
newspaper of general circulation published at Shawnee in said county;
and In the "Tecumseh Democrat" and "Tecumseh Standard," newspapers of
general circulation published at Tecumseh In said county; and In the
"Maud Democrat" and "Maud Monitor," newspapers of general circulation
published at Maud In said county; and in the "Weekly Observer," a
newspaper of general circulation published at McLoud in 6ald county; said
publication to be made for three consecutive weeks by each of said pa-
pers. In the event that any or either of said papers shall refuse to publish
A' L I
Corner Main 4a Union j
Roberts, Enid, Okla.
"Artificial Refrigeration in a Local
Creamery," O. E. McDowell, Lahoma.
"Factory Management," W. B.
Thurston, Enid, Okla.
"How can Oklahoma Butter be Im-
proved?" Ray McGreer, Oklahoma
Ben Bond, PrJuietor
The Old Philosopher.
Tf hell is paved with good inten- j The 0fflc€rs 0f association are
tions It will still be hot enough to j Presldenti j. B. Nlssley, Guthrie
make you hop high
These days wisdom doesn't "cry la
the market places." That'B where he
lies low and tries to corner the mar-
Many a town that needs a shaking
in the light of tills world and rest
enough in the shadows.—Atlanta Con-
. up Is not In favor of an earthquake
said proclamation, then a copy thereof shall be posted In the city or town ,j0in(. t)le shaking.
where such newspapers so failing or refusing I. published, and said post- | Thore |s r'00m en0l]gh for a„ of u(
Ing shall be for ten days prior to said election. The proper officers of
said county are hereby ordered and directed to prepare and hold sal
election according to law and to do all things needful and necessary I
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have
caused the official seal of the State of Oklahoma to be hereunto affixed,
this fifth day of December, A. D. 1908.
C. N. HASKELL, Governor.
Attest: LEO MYERS, Assistant Secretary of State.
COUNTY SEAT REMOVAL !£■
RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF
SHAWNEE: THAT IN THE EVENT THE COUNTY OF POTTAWA-
TOMIE, STATE OF OKLAHOMA, SHALL WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS
FROM THIS DATE DESIRE TO LEASE FROM SAID CITY OF SHAW
NEE THE CITY HALL BUILDING OF SAID CITY FOR THE PURPOSE
OF COURT ROOMS AND COUNTY OFFICES AND JAIL, THAT THE
MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN WILL LEASE THE SAME TO SAID POT-
TAWATOMIE COUNTY FOR THE PERIOD OF TEN YEARS AT "AN-
NUAL RENTAL OF TEN DOLLARS PER YEAR.
PASSED AND APPROVED DECEMBER 15, 1908.
F. P. STEARNS, Mayor.
A. D. MARTIN, City Clerk.
I. A. D. MARTIN, CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF SHAWNEE, HERE-
BY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS A TRUE, FULL AND CORRECT
COPY OF THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE MAYOR
secretary, Roy C. Potts, Stillwater;
treasurer, Fred Felber, Fort Worth,
Texas; first vice-president, J. F. Ball,
Shawnee; second vice-president, Emil
Bracht, Oklahoma City.
Take DeWltt'a Kidney and Bladder
Pills. They are for weak back, back-
ache, rheumatic pains and all kidney
and bladder troubles. Soothing and
antiseptic. Regular size 60c. Sold
by C. R. Harrlman.
When you get tired paying your
money to see mo\ Ing pictures which
you have seen before. Visit the
Pathe Theatre. They guarantee to
show you something you never saw
IO6/2 E. MAIN ST.,
Poreclain Crown. |
Set Teeth. i... *500
pper and Lower Teeth, bJh. .$10.00
Very best Set of Teeth male.. $8.00
Upper and Lower, both oftLhe
best Teeth I...$16.00
Gold Fillings 1$ 1.00 up
Silver Fillings 1^.... 1.50r#up
All Work Guarantee! /
Seven Years of Proof,
"I have had seven years of proof
that Dr. King's New Discovery is
the best medicine to take for coughs
and colds and for every diseased
condition of throat, chest or lungs,'
says W. V. Henry, of Panama, Mo.
The world has had thirty-eight years
of proof that Dr. King's New Dis-
covery is the best remedy for
coughs and colds la grippe, asthma,
hay fever, bronchitis, hemorrhage of
the iungr- and the early Btages of
consumption. Its timely use al-
"That's an up-to-date magazine.
"It must be; every time I go by a ways prevents the development of
AND COUNCILMEN OF THE CITY OF SHAWNEE ON THE 15TH DAY news stand I see a card saying it is pneumonia. Sold under guarantee
OF DECEMBER, 1908, AND NOW ON FILE IN MY OFFICE.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I HEREUNTO SUBSCRIBE MY NAME AND
AFFIX THE SEAL OF THE CITY OF SHAWNEE THIS 218T DAY OF
DECEMBER, 1908. A. D. MARTIN, City Clerk.
State of Oklahoma,
Pottawatomie County, ss;
I, J. L. Cotton, clerk of Pottawa-
tomie county, hereby certify that the
above I* a full, true and correct c*py
of a resolution of the city council of
Shawnee, Okla., as filed by the clerk
of the city of Shawnee, and that the
same Is now on file In the office of
the clerk of said county.
J. L. COTTON, Clerk.
at aU drug stores.
Trial bottle free.
60c and (1.00.
A Hard Job.
Who thinks he'd really like to know
The meaning of fatigue
Should try to be a leader in
The Law and Order league.
THE NEWS 10c ► ER WEEK
NEVER IN THE HI8TORY OF
SHAWNEE HAS THE CLOTHING
BUYER OF THI8 CITY HAD A
CHANCE TO PARTAKE OF SUCH
BARGAINS A8 8CHLOSS' WATER
* DAMAGE SALE OF CLOTHING OF-
ILL KINDS, ALL SIZES.
Promptly put it
No charge for glazing Sash
delivered at Mill, j
High Grade Interior Finish-
Store Fronts, Bank arid
Ninth and Market S s.
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