The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 10, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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Editor /wd Proprietor.
MP ~Kiilerei! at tli* j • .fMat Mmlford, DltU-
*> omit, hi* Second f; i-- Mm! VnttHr.
THURSDAY. MAR. 10, 1910.
The Hlectrict Light and Water Works
Ifoiuls are Carried By a Vote
of Fifteen to One.
On last Tuesday tin* taxpayers
.said l(>t there lie light and tlieiv
will lie light. The almost unan-
imous vote even surprised the most
sanguine of the friends of the
bonds. It is very "ratifying to
know that there were only eleven
against an electric light plant . The
vote stood as follows: For the
waterworks homls 1 (>- ; against 11.
For tlie electric light plant 1(51;
against 11. At tliis election only
taxpayers were permitted to vote
and the vote east did not represent
tile full vote of the city. There
are tunny new citizens here who
could not vote because they had
not resided in the state the requir-
ed time and at least ninety per
cent of them would have been in
favor of the bonds. The people of
Medford have proven that they
properly estimate tlie value of the
• 'ontcmplated improvement* by the
splendid vote cast in favor
of them. Medford will now take
on a new lease of life and from ,
this on progress will be the watch
We not ice by a number of t lie
exchanges that conic.to this office
that candidates for the various
offices are announcing to the peo-
ple what is nearest to their politi-'
eat hearts. Isn't ii about time
t hat the aspirants in (irant <•(
were beginning to
ROCK ISLAND TOO.
It was asserted that the Hock
Island company would not ask for
the raising of passenger rates from
t wo to three cents, but it proves to
be untrue. It litis filed a suit in
the 1 nited States circuit court ask-
ing that the corporation coinmis-
isionand attorney general be en-
I joined from enforcing the two-cent
fare provision of the constitution
and also tile freight rates. This
road did not join in 1 lie suit brought
i by the other roads, operating in
Oklahoma, and in which Judge
Hook granted a temporary iiijunc-
The Knck Island states in its
petition that its revenues have de-
creased $,")()(),000 a year on freight
business and the same amount on
passenger business bv reason of
•the reduced rates and that for the
six months ending June 'Ml. 1909,
the gross receipts from freight
business in Oklahoma were .$2,990-
()9S.:il. of whieli $700,7ilH.7L! was
derived from purely intra-statc
business, and that the operating
expenses for the same period in
Oklahoma were ^2.47.j.O.")4.17. Its
passenger business for the same
period 'yielded gross receipts of
$1.4.~>9.:>r>7.'!7. of which $777,721 .Nf>
represented purely infra-state busi-
ness. and flic operating expenses
were $1.:I12.42::.11. Il is claimed
that the earning within the state
were not sufficient to pay a reason-
able dividend mi 1 lie capital stock
and a return sufficient to pay inter-
est on the bonds and equipment
prepared by the attorney general, to
prevent the preparation of a title that
I might be misleading and in no way
| give the people a chance to cast a pro-
I per ballot.
Second -The governor ask? if the
j election board is not given unconstitu-
tional legislative power; also that the-
J clause "For the amendment," is print-
. cd in such a manner as not to allow the
j voter proper opportunity to discern its
I sphere or meaning.
police will get them. The judge's
idea is that the children should be
tnught that it is wrong to steal—
just as wrong if they are not caught
as it is if they are—and this idea
has a most solid foundation. If a
child gets the idea into lus head
that the chaiiecs of getting caught
form t he only reason why lie should
not steal he is verv liable to begin
'lhird—The petition does not require i figuring on how to keep from being
the secretary of slate to give notice, L^ighl
when the executive believes the secre-' ~
tary should cause to be printed in at ,
least one or more newspapers of state 1 totheis will have
circulation notice of the petition, and have to go some if they soar above
when the expiration for the five day the rising hog.
notice of protest will expire. |
Why We Ask Your
= T rade =
Fourth—Permission forsample ballots
or publication of the same is denied,
such provision depriving the press of
printing same and carrying on a dis-
cussion as to merits or demerits.
Fifth —While not all objections are
constitutional, the executive holds
some of the other objections are of
such importance that it might mislead
and confuse and therefore feels it in-
cumbent, in the interest of right, to
refuse to sign the measure, thereby
attaching his veto thereto.
•lust to show the difference bfi. I the furnace is to be in the basement of
tween Democrats and Republicans |the county jail which is now under con-
when it comes to fl.e matter 0f I stmct,on- /hw means that the county
seeking an office, we only nml ofheers wil move in as soon as the
compare the counties of (irant and rather will permit.
Alfalfa, laving side by side in An adjournment was taken to Toes-,
Oklahoma. ' Grunt is u Democratic I day at wh,ch tune theusual bill. were
county and Alfalfa is a Republican lallowed-
Up to the end of last weeek there
•re seven announcements of Ee-
The county commissioners were in
regular session Monday with all mem-
bers present. The most important
business transacted was the final pay-
ment of the contract price of Howies &
Bailey for the construction of the new
court house, this firm having com-1
pleted their part of its construction to
the entire satisfaction of the commis-
sioners. As soon as the minor con-
tracts such a3 painting, plumbing and
wiring for electricity are completed the
building will be ready for occupancy,
except that there will be no heat, as
The petitions for erroneous tax of
Messrs. T. P. Jones, J. T. Grove,
Arthur Moulton, Henry Scheurmann
publicans wanting office in Alfalfa C" T' Jaeksonand H. H. Rogers, were
county, and not a single Democrat | al!ofl[e!J,an(1 petltion of D- A- Davis
announcing for office in Grant
county, while the primaries are to j
be held uml
VETOES THE HILL.
Governor Haskell has vetoed t he
Taylor election law recently passed
at flic special session. It was so
full of unconstitutional holes that
the governor could not let it become
a law with his sanction. The five
i-i'amiiis given by Governor HasKell
for vetoing the measure are as
First—The ballot title may be pre-j
pared by the one presenting an initia-1
tive petition, when the same should be
was laid over.
The following official bonds were ap-
the law on the sanic j !jroved: J- A- "ousel, Trustee Alfalfa
'his shows who the hungry Township; Wm- Scheurman, Trustee of
ekers a r e .—Manchester Libert-V Township; John Biggs, Treas-
urer of Liberty Township; W. L. Ware
! clerk of Liberty Township; B.F. Cones,
j Assessor of Lamont Village; R. F.
j Kenoyer, Superintendent of the County
: Poor Farm.
The following depository bonds were
Bank of Nashville.
Grant County Bank.
of the j county treasurer was ordered to
making j transfer •':?482.50 from the contingent to
JJe J the supply fund; also to transfer money
for school district No. 65 to sinking
There being no further business
before the board, an adjournment was
In submitting the new spring styles in
^1® mens' .y°un£ men's and boy's wearing ap-
parel we ask your consideration of the bed
'.$8 rock reasons why we deem ourselves entitled
to your trade.
' Our line of Clothing and Furnishing Goods is the most
complete shown in Northern Oklahoma
Every article that appears iu our stock we believe
is better value than any other that can be offered
at the same price.
Because every article iu our entire stock has been
figured aud marked iu the knowledge that it is the
bed rock price for high class merchandise.
Back of these prices staud huge open stocks which will be
maintained throughout the season, ready to take care of your
wants at times to suit you and your convenience.
The buyer of men's weariug apparel who does not give
■JfsR our stock careful inspection closes one of the channels through
which he will be able to save money seeking to come to him.
We again say—see our spriug liue before you purchase—do so
Sjfig at once and lie ready for Easter, March 27th.
m Yours for good clothes,
e patient. Bro. Simmons, and
will learn that, there is mighty
a difference when it .'omes to
Judge Lindsay, of Denver, •"the
kid>' judge." lays much of the
blame on the .mother!
grafters of their ct
says that mothers plant the seed oi
graft ideas when they tell theii
boys that they must not steal, for
the reason that if tliev
I. J. Natelson
H. iM EI BERGEN
We are in Medford with our new, first class and
up-to-date stock of General Merchandise We
are opening out this stock in the old Cline
building, corner of Main and Cherokee.
We are here to do business—to increase the trade of
Medford, not to detract from the trade of our competitors.
We believe in the good old motto of "living and let live."
We shall keep the very best lines of Dry Goods, Groceries,
and all the fresh marketable fruits and vegetables. We
shall treat all customers courteously and fairly. We want
your business and invite you to call and look over our stock.
We shall keep the celebrated F. F. O. G. brands of canned goods. We shall have
Saturday of this week fresh radishes, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and fruits of all kinds.
Goods Delivered to all Parts of the City
H. MEIBERGEN & SONS
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Simons, R. T. The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 10, 1910, newspaper, March 10, 1910; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc186170/m1/4/: accessed August 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.