Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 27, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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L. a CRITTENDEN
Publish hd Kvkky Thousbat.
•ntered it the Pottolbce «t »»■>«"■»• O- T-
Phone No. 5.
Thfi SUN-MONITOR read each
tt> fk by Five Thousand people in
I ■eer county.
c. E. Creager HIU the Tailor Law.
Washington, D C.May 2. 1909: —
As the Taylor election law be
comes better understood, the more
will the people appreciate that
aside from the political signifi-
cance. it is one of the most vicious
pieces of legislation ever enacted
by the legislature of any state,
says Congressman Charles E. Creag-
er of the Third Oklahoma District.
It not only seeks to disfranchise the
full-blood indian and the negro,
but it puts in the hands of a few
men to practically disfranchise the
entire farming population of the
state, without any reference to
race, color, previous or present con-
dition of servitude.
In a state where registration is
The new railroad that has been
eecured and the other new enter-
prises that are to come Mangum's
way this year will mure than repay
the town for the loss of the terri-
tory that is to make a county for
The sentiment of the voters of
proposed Harmon county seems to
lie overwhelming in favor of the
new county proposition. About
ninety per cent of the votes cast at
the election on the question last
veek were in favor of cutting the
A. C. Miller, a prominent Odd
Fellow of Willow, while hunting a
year ago sustained a painful
wound in the eye from the end of
a cartridge. It ceased to bother
him for a time but a few days ago
it became very sore and he came
to the hospital for treatment.
Mrs. C. F. Dancer was operated
cn last week and is improving nice-
Mrs. J. F. Bull underwent a mas-
toid operation last week.
R B. Pepper, who lives twelve
miles southeast, fell from his horse
and broke his collar bone. He
in the hospital for treatment.
W. A. Gleidwell's child drank a
solution containing lye last week
which badly burned its throat but
physicians have hopes for its re
A fourteen year old boy
of J. P. Norman, living near
Bloomington whs caught in a plant
er last week and seveial bones
broken and otherwise badly bruised
It seems he was running a two-row
Scores Express Company.
Nathan B. Williams, a young
lawyer, of Fayettville. Ark., in
his researches into the history and
workings of the United States Post-
office Department recently made
the astounding discovery that, ac-
cording to hia interpretation of
the constitution of the United
States and certain acts of Con-
gress, a very large portion of the
mail matter of this country is be-
ing transported in direct violation
of the law.
Section 3982 of the revised Stat-
utes of the United States makes it
unlawful for anyone to establish a
private express for the carriage
of letters or packets over any post
office road of the United States or
ARMADA OF THE AIR
PLAN FLYING MACHINE FLEfT
FOR THE UNITED STATES.
T F you want to buy Dry Goods, Clothing,
Shoes, Hats or Millinery, it means a big
saving to you if you'll go to
We flake the Price to Hake Business.
planter last Saturday when in try-
ing to manage a brnke was thrown
to the ground. His foot caught in
a spoke and twisted the limb
around the wheel. Dr. Border
was sent for and everything done
that possibly could be. but the lad
is in a critical condition.
necessary to vote the registration
has been confined to cities of the
first class. When properly con-
ducted no fair minded man object-
ed to such legislation; but the Tay-
lor law compels the registration
of all voters, whether in the city or
on the farm. Then, this registra-
tion officers may be any pe.son the
machine desires. For one election
it may be necessary to have rank
partisans in order to bring about,
political victory and the next elec-
tion may have no politics in it, but
be a matter of boodle or graft en-
tirely. Suppose a few fellows de-
sire to sell the school lands or the
coal lands of the state or if their
purpose is better suited, to pre-
vent their sale, and the proposi-
tion is made a matter of referen-
dum. In the cities the floating
vote can be easily influenced, for
they have no financial interest in
the matter. But the farmer vote
is the obstacle in the wav. No
politics in it, so here is the way
the "rabbit foot" is worked on
the farmer. In the first place the
right men are appointed for regis-
tration officers. They carry the
book in their pocket, the law does
not compel them to have an office,
the registration is confined to de-
sirable citizens as far as possible
and then the soi't of election in
North Mangum Item.
Maybe so the readers of the Sun-
Monitor would like to see or hear
from North Mai g im.
Grandma Adams is visiting her
son John, in Wheeler, Texas.
Johnnie came home last week and
took his mother home with him.
She will stay some time with him.
Thev made a very safe trip on-
ly it rained very hard in Wheeler
last week. Grandpa seems to
be lonesome He tried to set a h<m
but she wouldn't se» so I suppose
he will return the eggs. We had
a fine rain didn't we? 1 have not
seen nor heard, neither has it en-
tered into my mind the good
„'s that God has in rt
for those that love him. This rain
was a blessing and one among the
good things of the earth but not
to be compared with the good
things that have not yet been re-
Mangum is not dead yet, neith-
er is it going to die. The kickers
and splitters have gone about as
far as they can go. Still Man-
jium lives and will continue to
live in spite of all opposition.
spectors needed have charge.
Now, thousands of farmers have
been disfranchised in the reigstra-
tion shuffle. But. suppose the
farmer vote is too large yet and
has been cast to protect their own
interests and to defeat the graft-
eis. what then? Another working
of the "rabbi; foot" and the in-
spector holds the heavy precinct
vote until the city over is canvassed
between any city, town or place
between which the mail is regular-
ly carried, and yet this is precise-
ly what the express companies are
doing every day in the year.
Mr. Williams finds that a large
proportion of the mail other than
first class is now carried by the
ureal express companies in compe-
tition with the Post-office depart-
ment. As a result of this surren-
der by the government of its pre-
rogative, Mr. Williams contends
that "towns and villages are handi-
capped and discriminated against
by the express companies, and they
so juggle their rates as to get all
the profitable business which
would otherwise go by mail, and
leaves the post-office to carry such
only as those to distant and remote
places, and all of this is plainly
seen to be at the expense of the
revenues of the post-office. Thus
we have twenty-four million dol-
lars' express company 'dividend
melons' and fifteen million dollars'
postal deficits, all of which the
whole people pay."
We do not care to express an
opinion upon the merit of Mr.
Williams's discovery, preferring
to await the finding by the Circuit
Court of Appeals for the eighth
circuit of the United States to sit
at St. Paul, Minn., on the 8th, of
I the present month. Should the
court decide in Mr. Williams's fav-
or, the case will, of course, be car-
ried to the Supreme Court. The
question of the early establishment
of parcels post seem to be involved
in the issue raised.
Mangum Business College.
The number of pupils enrolled
voteuntn uic c.ty this year has been small, owing to
and it is seen what i3 wanted from hard times, but we are gratified to
the country. Then, if necessary, I say that, with a few exception
the inspector may burn, destroy or
bury the vote of an entire farmer
precinct containing 500 votes and
is only subject to a fine of $25.00
as punishment. Thus you see the
destiny of the state on every prop-
osition that goes before the people
is in the hands of one man, or of a
few men at most. Of course the
political feature is the one that
was presented to the legislative
patriot to get his vote but the real
behind the throne was after j writing department and
there have been good results.
Last week we had an examination
in bookkeeping and the following
passed and got their diplomas:
Frank Biddie, of Willow; Barney
Caddell, of Mangum; and Misses
Edith and Alice Wright, of Man-
gum, and none of them fell below
95 per cent. The sch'ool is still in
session and will probably run all
summer. Miss Clara Mitchell
teaches our shorthand and type-
Congress Will Be Given Chance to
Watch Trials at Which Wright
Brother. Will Fly
Washington.—A well-fitted fleet of
aerial vessels for this country in the
near future, as a means of protection
against more advanced European na-
tions, Is the prospect which is urging
on those Interested In the trials to be
held at Fort Myer. With congress In
session the proximity of the trial
grounds to Washington is looked upon
as a lever to force an appropriation for
the continuance of experiment work.
Members of congress are to be given
a practical demonstration of the prog-
ress that hag been made in aerial flight
and of Its possibilities In warfare. The
signal corps in making an early start
In its trial at Fort Myer has in view
the opportunity which these, tests will
offer to Impress the national law-
makers with the necessity for appro-
priating sufficient money with which
the aeronauUcal division may make a
beginning toward the establishment of
aerial navy. France, Germany,
Russia, Italy and other countries of
Europe have kept abreast of the times
by obtaining the latest equipment for
aerial flight, while the United States
has but one small dirigible and only
two free balloons of any practical
As soon as a hydogen gas generating
plant is set up at Fort Myer the offi-
cers of the signal corps will begin to
train the men In the balloon squad by
making numerous flights in the signal
corps No. 11. This Is a new spherical
balloon, having a capacity of 35,000
cubic feet of gas and. carrying three
people. It has made several successful
trips since It was purchased last sum
As soon as the tent for housing the
dirigible has been erected Lileuts.
Frank P. Lahm and Benjamin D. Foul-
iers will resume the flights which were
terminated in October last.
One of the trips proposed Is to cross
the Potomas from Fort Myer and fly
over the capitol building. The dirigi-
ble, the only one in the possession of
the government, was purchased last
summer from Capt. Thomas S. Bald-
win, after he had complied with the
specifications. At that Ume the re-
quirements were considered extremely
difficult of accomplishment with a
The areoplane trials at Fort Myer
wl»l begin soon. A. M. Herring of
New York, a pioneer in aviation. Is due
to deliver His machine at Fort Myer
near the latter part of May.
The Wright brothers hold the other
i contract for the delivery of an aero-
plane, but their work is so well known
that their machine will not arouse the.
same amount of curiosity which will
be evinced in the appearance of the
Herring machine. Mr. Herring has
formed a partnership with Glenn H.
Curtlss, the aeroplanist, and it is un-
derstood that they and the Wright
brothers have patents pending on an
automatic controlling device which is
expected to revolutionize the present
efficiency and stability of heavier than
air machines. Their appearance at
Fort Myer at practically the same
time is significant. The Wright broth-
ers have fully demonstrated their abil
ity to fulfill all the requirements of
their contract with the government,
and their experiments in Europe for
the purpose of increasing their speed
will offer the only new feature to their
Orville Wright, who has announced
his intention of completing the trials
at Fort ;.Iycr in spite of the fact that
I he has lust fully recovered from the
j serious injury which he sufTered in the
| accident to his machine last Septem-
I ber, has, while in Europe, constructed
a new motor intended to materially
We have just re-
ceived a large
shipment of the
We are still making
special prices on
Wm. Cameron & Co.
We have a complete set of abstiact books, indexed,
direct from the county records, and compared with the
records. All matters pertaining to conveyances and the
perfecting of titles given prompt attention.
E. V. BROWN & SON,
Office over Psstoffice, Mangum. Okla.
Jno. ML ®
Jeweler and Optician.
Come and see m6—let's get acquainted. Have the
largest stock in Mangum to select from. Bring me
your fine watch work-30 years 'experience Can
do any kind of repairing, manufacturing jewelry,
Best EquiM*ed Sbo|) In Oklahoma.
McConnell Stock Sold.
The D. C. McConnell Mercantile
store on the south side of the
square closed a deal Saturday with
the Kansas City Sulvage Co., for
■ their stock of goods. The stock is
rather low at present but the pur-
chasing firm will rcwtock it with
several loads of new goods and in
all probability make a permanent
store of it. This is a nice loca-
tion for an up-to-date store and
we will welcome the new firm s
advent into the city.
Fiskc & Elzcc Hats
sold only by Mrs. Lockc.
upstairs over Snow Gro-
cery. Stores Granite
the study of Shorthand and Type-
writing. Miss Pearl Bell nas re-
turned from Texas and has resum-
ed her studies of Shorthand and
Ed Parnell, age 21, to Miss
Florence Owings, age 15, both of
C. J. Smith, age 23, of Granite,
to Miss Etta Reeder, age 18, of
tered into my mind the good w-...... j~„" i„mon and ! liked I a new motor Intended to materially \ c 1J nonPt*<i
thin..th«t<;odtain re?r«,ti™|• ^ lhe poUticll, w,„i?Auidjust t.ken »p ^r^tnaWe have a number of old pap
to sell at 20c per hundred.
1 Grocery Line
B Can be purchased at our store. Fresh
§ berries in season, best of vegetables,
m and we make a specialty of canned
™ goods. We solicit your orders. No
trouble to deliver: try us once and
you will never stop trading here.
Once our customer always a buyer
from us. Our wagon makes trips to
all parts of the city.
Vick Groccry Co.,
West of Postoffice.
The democratic press can howl
all it pleases about the Govern-
ment riding the prosperity of Ok-
lahoma with a gag rein and a stiff
bit, but the north and east are as-
tounded with thevieiousness of the
Oklahoma election laws and the fla-
grant way the cities and counties
are stolen in the election, and all
eyes from the north are turned to-
ward Okla.. at this moment to see
if the people will rescue themsel-
ves by the referendum, or whether
Oklahoma is to become the Arkan-
sas of the Southwest, chained to
the Mississippi method, while the
streams of emigration and prosper-
ity continue to flow through into
Texas. It is high time for Okla-
homa to awaken before she is
bound hand and foot by the politi-
cal and prosperity foot-pads of the
LOST: Ladies First National
Bank purse, containing a plain
band ring, $.25, a coupon book
with J. C. Gilliland, with $15 in
coupons attached, name 011 back of
book, Mrs. L. L. Spivey. Finder
please leave at Sun-Monitor office
and receive reward. Mrs. L. L.
Spivy, Mangum, R. F. D. 4.
Notice to Bread Consumers.
I will start the wagon at once
and all who wish the wagon to stop
at thier door phone 104.
Yours to please.
Burnham's Hair Goods
sold exclusively by A/Irs.
Locke, upstairs over
Snow Grocery Stores
Granite and Vinson.
Notice to Contractors.
The building committee of the M.
E. Church, South, Mangum, Okla.,
are now ready to receive bids from
contractors for the erection of a
church building. The plans and
specifications may be seen at my
oflice and at the office of J. 0. Mc-
Collister in Mangum and at the
office of the architects Flandlers &
Flandlers, Dallas, Texas. All bids
must be in the hands of the secre-
tary by the 10th, of June, 1909.
The committee reserving the right
to reject any and all bids.
FRED C. SWITZER, Secretary.
The King Shirt Waist
most perfect fitting
waist on the market
sold only by Mrs. Locke,
upstairs over Snow Gro-
cery. Stores Granite and
chinos. The Herring-Curtiss aeroplane
Is not expected to offer any materially
new features as to the carrying sur-
face, being, it Is understod, similar to
the Junebug and other machines of the
Aero Experiment association. The
motor, however, if successful, will be a
marvel of light construction and dura-
This motor is described as having
five treated chrome nickel steel cylin-
ders, set radially around a single shaft,
its total weight, including the fly-
wheel, spark colls, carburetors and
part of the containing frame, Is said to
be only 25 pounds, while it develops
22-horse power. Two of these motors
will be used on the aeroplane intended
for the government, which is to weigh
approximately 200 pounds.
Girl Is Baseball Captain.
Seattle, Wash—The senior law class
has established a precedent at the
University of Washington by electing
Its one woman member, Miss lllanche
Wunk, as captain of Its bdseball team.
The election of the pretty co-eds has
nothing in it of the facetious, as the
"senior laws" assert shu is an able
critic of the great American game and
will provide the nine with an efficient
Sun-Monitor for Job Printing.
Plan Transatlantic Air Trips.
New York.—Fantastical as the Idea
may seem, steps have been taken to
Incorporate the Europe-American Nav-
igation society, which proposes to pro-
mote the flights of dirigible balloons
across the Atlantic ocean. Justioe
Headrick of the supreme court re-
cently approved the certificate of in-
corporation and the papers were »ent
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