The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 7, 1904 Page: 4 of 8
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W HERE THE MOSJSY GOES. I Jones Again Proven A Liar.
THURSDAY, lun. 7. 1H04
1'ai.mkk A Son, Publisher*
T. J. 1'almkr, Editor
WALLING $ BECKER
Office over First National Bank
H. S. FISHER
and Notary Public.
All Business liiveu Prompt Attention
Ofllc* 8ch**rt . Holfl, Medford
Physician and Surgeon
omci—CpiMn in Brick Block, Corner Main
84rt«et acd CU«rok** Avenue
flMldence on* Block WNt and two Block# north
of Opera llouae. 'Phon* No. "fi
(Muctetftor to Dr. IIall)
Specially Midwifery and
Office Up.tilr* Blli|l0-r Block KmldeEM Oupo-
Dtte c'orr. -r from Oi er# llouee.
'Phones 77 and 6
C'alli. An wct<d l'ron ily Day or Niitlit
Phy.s ician and Surgeon
OFPICK—Srd Door ) > of 0|mtr lloni-e.
imnse po.itU I oni.' Ilfll Lunil *r 1 11
Bight Calls mil.. ,ther (ronj or Kw„i,.,ir«
Physician and Surgeon
OFFICE l#t Door Wwt N**al s Dm# Store
Residence 1st hotice west I'almer Opera House
'PHONES—16 and 32
Call A:.«wered Day or Niijht.
C. W. STEPHENSOJY
Practice in All Courts. Special
Attention given Collections
and Probate Matters.
Office Cpfltairc, Blngner Block, Medford
FARMS FOE SALE.
Parties wlBhiutf to buy farm* iu Oklahoma
will do well to call on or writ** to me (a practical
farmer and plonker eettlnr). K *tddence 8 miles
south and 1H mil** ea*t of Wakita, Oklahoma.
Olark. B. Mltchnl 1
Taxt unit Interest Consumes the
Print ue ft of the Farm.
I While at farmers union* and instl-
I tutes our people are studyinc how to
| increase the income of the farm it may
be well to devote au occasional hour to
learn where the money goe* they have
already earned; knowing that It la not
what we produce or receive for our la
bor that Increase* our wealth, but
what we retain from them. If we pay
out all we earn we will never have any
to lay by for that old age which invari-
ably come* to all mankind.
Before u* lay* a ta* receipt, upon
the back of which la printed the levies
for 1903, upon which the tales must be
paid, the first half of all personal prop-
erty by Jan 18, l t. The first half of
the taxes on real estate need not then
be paid, bat If not all draw* Interact
until paid. When the flr*t half ta paid
there 1* no interest on the last half.
The levies this year are aa follow*:
Territorial 6^ mills; county 10* mill*;
township* run from 4 to 10 mllla, and
school* run from 7 to 48 mill*. Where
the school levy runs over 80 mllla It. Is
because of a bonded indebtedness, for
the payment of which the board of
county commissioner* made a levy to
supply a linking fund and to pay the
interest on the indebtedness. To this
is added In town* the levies marte by
their hoards All have to pay the 17
mills of territorial and county ta* The
balance of our taxes is solely local,
what have been levied by our township
Hclionl and town boardB The 1'ATKIOT
is pleased to note the low county tax
as compared with former years. This
is largely because the lands of the
connty are almost all proved up and
taxed. It seems to us that the terri-
torial levy miirht be further reduced.
We observe by the governor's annual
report that the amount levied for 1903
Is Ml,II 1.00 lens than for 1!K)2; the
-mount for 1903 being ®62'i,83il The
legist..*,,rP that will conve; r In Janu-
ary, 1906 sln^id gtill further reduce the
levy. The increa «/i value of property
In the territory will einhle them to do
so. The county levy may u« be re-
duced the coming year'
For the benefit of the tax payers of
Medford we will present the total rate
on property within the city: Territori-
al 6!< mills; county 10* mllla; *chool
27 and city 27 mill*; or a total of 71
mills, over 7 per cent. Thi* is a very
heavy tax to bear. But we should re
member that 64 mill* of It I* of our
own making No one complain* of
the amount levied for school purposes,
though we believe this can be reduced
gome without in the least injuring the
schools. The 80 mills it for school sup-
nnrt (lira*# ~ "" *
A* the Star proposed laat week to
rafer the matter to Meaar*. Decker
aud Asher in regard to oar supp>>rt
of the former we wrote to Mr. Aaher
for hia statement, whi. h is given
below, and provts conclusively that
D. W. Jones again lied whan he
stated in the Star that Palmer In the
presence of J. H. Asher assured J. H
Decker that he would not aupport him
What credit can be (Ivan a man who
will wilfully lie in tbl* manner:
T. J. Palmes, Medford.
Dear Sir-Replying to your favor
of yesterday will * / 1 have read the
article referred to In the Star. I don't
know why Mr. Jonea should make
such a statement. You never told any
one at any time In my presence or hear-
ing that you would not support Mr.
Decker, bat always told me yoa would
support him. Yours truly,
J. H. Asher.
f—N. D. KOCH—}
Delivers goods to any part of
Medford or vicinity.
Satisfaction Guaranteed. o
Are a Success when placed in
Years of Experience and Satis-
Postoffice- Medford Residence— f miles west
Australia Is said to be the Eden ot
union-laborism. Yet the lalaod Is los
Ing In population because of buslneai
demoralization, brought about by the
unreasonable demand of union labor.
It seems to be a fact that wherever
union labor secures fall sway business
is doomed. It Is strange that men will
not be governed by Judgment rather
than prejudice and be willing to live
and let live; that tbey will eveu sacri
fice their own time and labor, *ee their
own families want for the necessaries
of life, If by so doing they can injure
those to whom they must look for an
opportunity to earn a living. Yet
they will doso^____^^_
We are pleased to note that T.J
Palmer ha* been re-appointed postmas-
ter at Medford, Oklahoma A few ene
mien who thought themselves influeu
tlal citizens tried to get It away from
bim and made up a bitter case against
him. An inspector was sent ta inves-
tigate it and atfer finding how matters
stood he recommended Mr. Palmers'
appointment T. J. was always a fear-
less aud outspoken editor and natural-
ly had some enemies but they can't
harm him much so long aa he is in the
rifht.—What Cheer, Iowa, Patriot.
Raferred to the Star aa a refutation
of his falsehood of la*t week It i*
pleasant to be thus kindly remembered
after an absence of nearly 18 years
ana Bro. Ogden has our sincere thanks
for hi* fraternal mention.
SALES CRIED EVERYWHERE
Write, Telephone or Telegraph,
Over square miles of deep, rich, pro-
ductive soil, in a delightful climate.
Contrary to the prevailing opinion, this
section if blasted with an abundan* e of
ifood pure water, found at uo great depth.
tt1a just the country YOU have been look
tag for—it meets evary requirement.
fond for and read ••The Panhandle of Tex*
aa" published by the Santa Pe.
G. E. Honey, Agent
to pay the bond* Issued to build
the scboolhouse. While this appears
very high to us, we note that the levy
In several of the school districts Is over
3d mills, that of district 61 being 43
mills Medford has the highest levy of
any town in the county, Pond Creek
being next with 25 mills, Jefferson 22,
Wakita 20, Lamont 5and Manchester 5
The money paid out for territorial
taxes leaves the county and very little
of it returns.Thatpaid township, school
and city bonded Indebtedness all
leaves the county, as these bonds are
held by outside parties. That paid out
for the support or the school* and
publ'c improvements is expended at
home and we are the beneficiaries. It
stands us in hand, therefore, to avoid
the bonded indebtedness Just how
much we annually send out of Grant
county on the above indebtedness it is
difficult to estimate, though It could be
told were we convenient of access to
the county records. Our estimate
would be that not less than 860,000 a
year goes from the county to pay
territorial tax and intereat on the in-
debtedness above enumerated.
To thte must be added the interest
on the mortgages placed upon our
lands, all of which is held by outaide
parties. We are confident this is not
less than 875,000ayear. An abstractor
who baa a better knowledge of this
than we have, informed us that he be-
lieved it would reach as high aa 8100,000
per annum. Taking our estimate and
we hava a drain upon Grant county of
8136,000 a year.
If our county and lands were as free
from mortgages as when Uncle Sam
permitted us to enter the territory, but
ten yeara ago, and it was proposed to
construct tome public improvement, a
court house for instance, and make a
levy upon the taxpayers of the county
for 8136,000 to pay it, they would stand
aghast in amazement at the audacity
or one who would suggest It. If placed
upon us by >fflcers without our consent
the people woald get up a necktie party
for them. Yet we have voluntarily
placed thi* Indebtedness upon our-
selves and have no one else to blame.
What U the remedy? Economy,
liaise more stock, alfalfa aud feed for
atock; more poultry and oountry pro-
duce, dairies, etc. Quit raising *o
much wheat and you can have mora
corn. If the yeara of our preaent
course baa brought u* to oar prooent
condition* is it not Una to change y
The Patriot Is not a peeeimist, but
believes In looking matter* squarely In
the face and mooting tfcaa mentally.
The editor of the Patriot Is entire-
ly willing to leave to Messrs. Decker
and Asher the question as to whether
or ndt we said at any time or place
after Mr. Decker was nominated that
we would not tupport him. The col
umna of the Patriot during the en
tire campaign were proof of the fact
that we did tupport. Mr. Decker and
that Jone* wa* simply mistaken again
oneoi his charges. Jones gets off
some more falsehoods about u* while at
What Cheer, Iowa. Our standing there
waa best manifested when we were a
candidate the first time for representa
tive, by the resolutions of endorsement
voluntarily pas*ed by the city council
of What Cheer and the letters of
prominent citizen* of What Cheer sent
u*. We did publltb a Greenback pa-
per at one time and we do not care who
know* It. When the Green backers fused
with the Democrats in Iowa we left
them and went to the Republican party
aud have ever since worked with and
for the party. We were not responsi
ble for the division in the Republican
party in Meade county, Kaas. Our pa
per, the Meade Republican, was the
only paper In the judicial district that
supported Francis C. Prioe, the Repub
llcan nominee; and we bad the pleas-
ure of seeing him elected. We did re-
fuse in Hutchinson, K*., wbils publish-
ing a paper there, to turn our own
children oat apon the street at tbe die
tation of tbe typographical anion, and
hire aoms drunken printers, and would
do so again.
Now will Jonea explain hi* connec
tion with the ballot steal of 880 when
be waa county clerk, in that he, though
elected as a Republican, gave the print-
lug of tbe ballota to tbe Vldette and to
Tom Kearse who waa at that time pub-
lishing a Demo Pop paper and wai
secretary of that party's ooanty eom
mittee. Will be acknowledge tbat be
did It because he waa promised tbe
aupport of Kearse for townablp
sor, then got beat. Will he deny tbat
he accepted money for subscriptions to
tbe Journal, suspended publication and
though given one of the beat offices In
the county, did not refund the money
received? Will be deny tbat a* treaa-
urer of the K. of P. lodge be used the
money belonging to the lodge and fail-
ed to pay it over to his successor when
he went out of the office? Will be de-
ny that he haa beat every person that
would trust blm; that he haa not paid
those who furnished him money for tbe
oampaign in which he waa elected ? In
short will be deny tbat he is a verltv
ble dead beat and without credit where
The Star teems to be worried because
tbe manager of the opera bouse did not
donate Ita use to tbe Are company.
Tht manager haa a contract with the
KUte Stock Co, to turnish tbem the
opera house tor their plays for 86 per
cent of tbe pressed*. They used the
how*, for which foal aad light wen
fnrnlahoi, lor (choanal* at well aa to
put on the play. Whoa the play wat|:
I pat oa Dm per oeat of
The undersigned will offer at Public Auction, and sell to the highest bidder on terms as stated
below, at his farm i mile north and 2yi miles west of Medford,
commencing at i o'clock p m., on
TUESDAY. JAN. 12.1904
the following described property, to-wit:
rftcck and farm Jmpkments
4 Cows, 3 Spring Calves, 1 two-yr-old Bull,
Sow and 6 pigs.
Champion Binder, Glendale Grain Drill, Osborne Mower, Os-
borne Hay Rake, Harrow, Eclipse Riding Plow, 2 Cultiva-
tors, Spring and Lumber Wagons, Low Wagon with
Rack, Set Double Buggy Harness, Cook Stove and
Other Articles Not Mentioned Here.
8 months time on sums of $5.00 and over, with approved
notes drawing interest at 10 per cent from date, 5 per cent off
for cash. Sums under $5.00, cash in hand.
WM. SUM MY,
F. W. MARTIN, Owner
belonged to us. We were under no
more obligation to donate it than any
other cltisen of Medford was to give
an equal amount. Another may In-
vest hi* money In a building or bu i
ness tbat brings him 81B0 a mouth. He
i* at much obligated to give of bit rent
aa we are of our*, and even more, for
while be make* 8150 a month from hi«
investment the opera home has not
cleared 880 a mouth tbe past year, and
which amount would not pay us for
our l'tbor, saying nothing of our invest-
ment of 8S.UOO, which make* it poisible
for the citizen* of Medford to have
place for convention* and other enter-
tainments, and which we are pleased
to say, some of them appreciate. Is
there """ 'own who
gave 85 out of his own pocket for uie
Are bell? How much did Jones give ?
Did be even advertise the entertain-
ment in tbe Star ? He bought two
back seat tickets, 50 cents, which waa
tbe exteut of bis contribution, which
was not a donation, for he saw tbe
show. Jones says we charged 810 for
the house for Decoration Day. He is
mistaken again. We charged 810 for
the two days, Memorial and Decoration
which waa half the regular price for
similar gatherings. And of this we
subscribed 81 as did others, after do-
nating 810. What did Jones rive?
There Is ng more reason, moral or ti
nanclal, tbat we should donate tbe rent-
als of the opera bouse for public occa-
sions than any other citizen of the
town should donate tbe rental of other
buildings owned by him. WebaTeoer-
tainly more than done our part when
we made It possible by tbe inveetment
or 86,000 for tbe citizens of Medford to
have a place they oan rent for public
occaalons. Of coarse Jones does not
appreciate it, or he woald not be ever
laatlngly knocking against the opera
hou*e. Tbe manager alwaya has and
will give as much as any other citizen
for all publlo occasions, and knows no
good reason why be should bear the en-
tire burden because bo ha* been enter-
prising enough to Invest in an opera
bouao. We will aell tbe building at a
liberal diseoant from the cost to any
man or stock company who wlli retain
it a* an opera bout* and give 860 a
year towards sustaining It as such.
PRINCELY GOLD &
* SILVER SHIRTS
at Prices Cheaper
than Others ^
because we don't pay rent
we are not selling shirts we
when we don't sell calico we
Sell Shoes & Clothes i!
at prices the regular man don't dare make
at Cline's D. G. Store.
THE LONG BELL LUMBER CO.,
—Have what you want in the way of—
LUMBER, POSTS, PAINT,
Lime, Cement, Brick, Screen Doors, Brackets, Etc.
Let Us Figure on Your Bills.
W. A. Franks, Manager, Medford, Oklahoma.
Is the Place to get
'We try to Please.
Stay at Home *
Or go to California where you can pass the win-
ter under conditions that leave nothing to be desired;
Which will you do? Go to California? Good!
The way to go is via the Rock Island System.
Through standard and tourist sleeping cars daily
from Kansas City and Topeka to Los Angeles and ( >
San Francisco. All meals in dining car.
UOLDEN STATE LIMITED In service beginning December 81.
Handsomest train crossing tbe continent. Steam heated, electric
lighted, new from end to end. Rune over the ahorteat line bo-
tw< en the Missouri River and Southern California.
IP YOU ARE FIGURING on going to California, don't felt to ob
talii a copy of our book "Tbe Golden State." Worth it* walght
in silver to anyone who ha* never boen to the Paolfto Ooaat.
Sent on receipt of 6 cents in stamps.
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