The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 37, Ed. 1, Friday, January 30, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE OKLAHOMA FRIDAY. JANUARY 80 1908.
OMINOUS WAR CLOUD
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other organization representing the
tax payors of the city.
City Attorney Makes a Suggestion.
Office of City Attorney.!
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Guthrlo Okla. '
Whereas Among tho lots asaossod
for lateral sewers and accepted by
your honorable body there aro sovor-
al lots where Bald sowers abutt along
and In front of such lots and In such
oases tho assessments aro out of all
proportion to the bonofits accruing to
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Postponed Until To morrow Morn
ing on Account of Judge) Bur-
ford's Absence Oklahoma City
Alderman Draws Some Interest-
ing Comparisons on Sewer Con
Lively Debates in
Officials Disclaim Hostile Intentions
But Are Keeping Powder Dry
; EXEMPTION ML
OrJuse Threatens to Play
J Eyen With Council on
Scores Another Tactical
Point in Fight for
Mr. Ed L. Dunn a mombor of tho
city council of Oklahoma City mado
the following statement last night la
tho presence of two witnesses tho
statement being a comparison of
prices charged In Guthrie and Okla-
homa City In tho laying of. lateral
"The avorago priSo per lot for lot-
oral sowers In Oklahoma City" said
Mr. Uunn "was $9.60. I had two lots
with a fiftyjoot frontage which for
sewer purposes"' were "Unfortunately
located being on a high ridge that
mado It necosary to go down 19 feet
nnd 10 Inches to roach tho proper
love! After going through rour ieoi
of dirt the remaining flfteon feet and
fraction wore blasted through solid
rock and still my assessment was
only $4G a lot.
"When the sower question was
broached in our city E. N. Ford camo
to m reopqaedly and urged the ap-
pointment of a man namod White b
city engineer. On Inquiry it was
learned that White had been dis-
charged as city engineer at Spring-
Held Mo on tho charge of being In
collusion with tho contracting firm of
Cooper Bros. In view of this infor-
mation Whlto's application for ap-
pointment was given 'no considera-
tion. Ford bid ou tho various con-
tracts at Oklahoma City but in no
instance was he successful In getting
Tho firm of Cooper Bros mentioned
by Mr. Dunn is tho ono that made tho
lowest bid on tho West Guthrlo main
sowers in tho counoll meeting last
Tho petition for Injunction ngalnst
tho collection of sewer tax warrants
prepared by the attorneys for the oit'
zens" committee was not filed last
evening as was expected. Judge
Jjnrford sent word to tho attorneys
that he was called away from tho city
and that ho would hear tho matter to-
mnrrnn mornlne at 10 O'clock. ThO
petition which will bo presented In
court will embody tho report of tho
findings of the citizens commit'
and assurance is given that it fairly
reeks with "hot stuff."
Tending the disposition of the in-
junction matter it has been agreed
that uc attempt will bo mado to col-
lect tho tax warrants and that in the
event of tho court's decision being
favorable to tho contractors that tho
25 per cent penalty will not bo added
juntll the. decision Ib promulgated.
The committee appointed by Mayor
Ball to Investigate the charges
against Acting City Engineer White
met today in the office of Mayor Ball.
No written charges were filed against
the engineer only three or four per-
tost waking verbal statements as to
White's alleged Incompetency. The
committee deemed It advisable to
(By Associated Press.
Washington D. C Jan 30 The
nnmniitlnn nn nrp'nnlznHnn nf Ihft flY-
jecutlvo departments of which Senator
Quay Is chairman has ordered a fa-
vorable report upon tho statehood bll
offorod by tho senator as an amend-
wait until formal charges have boon ' nt t0 appropriation bills. The
filed by citizens who so deslro whcnjcomnlttoo waa not formally called to-
tho commltteo will meet again and In-J getj10ri mit QUfty. saw members on
i cou" tho floor of the senate and secured
their assent to tho favprable report
Ing of tho bill as a rldor to tho supply
bills. All members of tho committoo
who aro In tho city gave their assent
except Boverldgo. Wotmoro who la
a momber of tho comrMttee la op-
posed to tho bill but ho Is absent
from tho city and could not bo consulted.
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u! iEPorises. firm
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vostlgato and take action
mltleo desires all charges to bo In
written form and will glvo everybody
amnio tlmo to prepare charges or
IcomplnlntV. It lsprobablo Ahat tho
committee will moot again next Wed
BIG CROWD ATTENDED.
The warmest fight of this session
tpok placo today In tho council qvor
tho homastead oxomplltjn bill of Son-
ator Goro. Tho bill'' provides for
leaving the homestoad exampt also
Insurance money where Uip homestoad
Is dostroyod by fire and sets out a
full law of exemption.
While the bill was on tho third read-
ing Senator Winkler undertook to of-
for amendments and tho prosldont
called him to ordor. Sonator Fostor
appoalod and tho chair was overruled
by tho council. Numorous attompta to
adjourn woro voted down and tho ses-
sion was prolonged Into tho noon
hour. Finally tho roll was called and
when Senator Winklor'a namo was
called ho attomptod to explain his
voto. Ho asked permission to Jako
uhtJL Monday to explain and wns ml
(By Associated Tress.)
Washington "D&CIJ Jan. 30. At tho
CfbinotjncjbUng today- tho Venosuol-
an question 4raa considered and tho
notion Ink en in congress for tho
strengthening of coast dofonso fortifi-
cations and tho Improvement of tho
naval nnd military establishments
w-ere aiJflrtJVHl. ' "
It Is made cfoar that the United
States is not expecting and Is not
looking for trouble but tho admlnls-tr&tlon-fB
determined n'bt to bo unpre-
pared for any situation that may
No answer has yot como from tho
allied powtirs to Mr Bowon's last
proposition. Tho British ambassador
sont a long cablegram to Lord Lan-
downo yostordny stating what might
bo oxpootoj In caso Great Britain and
iir two alllos Insisted on preferential
trentmont for the blockading powora.
Tho cablegram Informod tho forolgn
offloor that Minister Bowen In the
ovnot of a refusal of his proposition
would call upon tho roprosonlatlvos cf
takon by probato Judgos; and nn act othor claimant powora In Washington
to authorlto park board of Bock Jiland and state to thorn that Vonozuola wna
township. Grant county to purohDso being forced by tho trlplo nlllanco to
yield to a plan which would affect
seriously tho Interests of Franco Bel-
gium worway nnu awcaon pajn
Donmark Holland and Kio United
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Ill nav their own
'latp -jfi thj6T Joglata
tnlnlrffSfiftrn' Tn vtita r-nrt
ottftsWeral -molnbera oxprossod
ssji'tfsfacUon with tho action of tho
council and announced that unless
tho oxponjOfljOf UilB Investigation woro
nllowod by tho council rotnlltory
lliettsnro Woufd bo used by tho house.
A potltioa was read from Kingfisher
cojinty nsUlnS that a law bo onactod
prjpvlrtJng for township assessors.
r$gV RePrU of Committees.
sEha Judiciary rovorlett oil a number
tCTOlfai as follows: SoVon bills dei.1.
lug with wltnoss nnd JUror fees wore
reported in ono substitute. Tho sub-
stttuto gives llio foofl ns follows.
Jurors district $2 00; probato. ?1 60.
and Justice 60 cents; wltnoso fees
district $180; probato $100; Justice
50 conts. Four bills wore favorably
reported being bllla fixing time when
tax on roal ostata shall bocotno due;
providing ppnalty for Sabbath break-
ing; logallzlng ncknowlcidgemontn
nddltlonal roaL ostata Tho bill legal-
ising tho olocllonof n. A. BIllups was
nlso roportod favorablyj Jho bill as
to admission of attornoys was amend
ed as was also ono to doflno llnblllty
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I V - r t r t h .. toi nusoanu nnu wire six unis woro WhohwOilfcl)ii)d lMnlton II " ox"
v.t 1 .. . k""h. fw fitrff avorably reported. 'aR folIowivpectdHtfi(fanco-.wlll mako toprej
win. Mnnnv no was civon unu .nun-tT. .. i . - -. . ..
: . . l"i roiioajing sec. i cnaptor -n art. aontatlqns at oncp lojonaon ucnm
Uily lJ lilu inn uuvum UliU Ul WI WW
passed by a voto of 10 to 3.
City Council Transacted Business De-
fore Packed House.
Tho city counoll last night awarded
the contract for tho construction of
tho throe main sowers in Wost Guth
rlo to Cooper Bros. of Sprlngflold
Mo . in the sum of $C980. Tho othor
J. E. Hanlay. Topoka Kas. $9868.
Iladcllff &. Gibson St. Joo. schedule
C. W. Bartlott Evanston schedule
Georgo L. Dare Guthrlo $13919.
E. A. Williams. St. Joo $8.C77.75.
Jos. Sovorns $10470 00
E. N. Ford $7323.5t.
Tho bid of Cooper Bros was on four
sower mains Instead of threo as call-
od for In tho advertisement but as-
suming that this "was a clerical error
on tho part of the bidder the council
decided to acopt tho bid anyway.
Green Courts Investigation.
Tho following resolution was Intro-
duced by Mr. Geo. Green:
Whereas Certain chargos have been
made by public prints nnd at mass
meetings of Guthrie citizens relative
to tho lotting of tho contract for lat-
eral sowors in tho city alleging that
tho city officials have been corrupt
during tho present administration.
Therefore Bo It resolved by tho
myor and counollmen of the city of
First. That the fullost Investigation
is invited upon tho part of any civic
c.ganlzation In tho city representing
tho tax payers or any legal authority
relative to tho letting of all contracts
for all public Improvements during
tho present city administration.
That the city government will co-
operate with any committee appointed
or to be selected and lend tho aid of
tho city In making full and a complete
Investigation of the affairs of tho city
a speedily as the same can be done.
Second. That the city government
will favor an appropriation of any
reasonable sum If the same can legal-
ly be done to bear tho expense of
Third. That a copy of this resolu-
tion be furnished by tho city; clerk to
tho newspapersof-the city the Guth
rie club tho county "attorney and any
RAIL ROAD SYSTEMS
Santa Fe and Rock Island
Will Use the Same
Council in Detail.
Mr nitilronnv Intrnilnpoi! n lilll rn-
f quiring county commissioners to so-
lect doposltorlos w: county funds.
Mr. Mathews Introduced n reso'lu-
tlon asking tho board of World's Fair
commissioners for a statoment of how
tho $20000 appropriation by tho Sixth
legislature for Oklahoma's oxhiblt at
tho St Louis World's Fair had been
expended Tho resolution was adopt-
ed. Tho bill abolishing tho offlco of ter
ritorial oil Inspector and ropeallng the
oil laws was pasod all tho sonators
voting for It.
I sosslpn laws 1895; amending section J and nome protesting against any In-
fi78SftR'lo 1C chapter GO act 18!)a itorforonco with tho previous arrange-
repealing section 85 nrtlclo 8 chaptor mont sho has mado with Vonozuola
tBy As80clate4 tress.l
Topeka Kas. Jan. 30.General
Mnnagcr Mudgo of tho Santa Fo to-
day said of tho Santa Fo-Rock Island
"Tho Santa Fo will nt onco build
from Dodgo City to Liberal Kansas
connecting tho Santa Fo main lino with
tho Rock Island. From Liberal to
some point In New KTfcxico whero tho
now Santa Fo cut-off crosses the Rock
Island a distance of 350 miles tho
Santa Fe will use tho Rock Island
tracks. From this point ( tho Rock
Uland will uso thVantaFo tracks to
the Pacific coast."
This probably will blot out tho
plans of both roads for building tho
herotoforo proposed Now Mexico op-
"The Show Girl" Coming.
That which may bo considered the
big ovont of tho soason at tho Brooks
Theatre will occur on noxt Saturday
evening when Edward E. Rico's latest
New York success. "Tho Show Girl"
will appear. This pleco is ono which
had a tremendous run last spring play
ing to larger receipts than any musi
cal company on Broadway. Fifty woll
known artists appear In the cast and
two carloads of scenery etc. aro used
In tho presentation. Tho play will bo
given In every detail exactly as seen
In New Yorfc. '
Homestead Exemption 'Bill.
T;ho bill onactlng tho homestead
oxqmptlon law was then takon up.
The clausos oxjjraptlng tho proceeds
arising from tho salo of tho homestead
caused a spirited discussion. Mr.
Wlnklor moved to nmond tho bill by
striking out tho clause. Winkler nnd
Campbell mado speeches favoring tho
adoption of tho amendment on tho
ground that without tho amendment
tho olauso afforded opportunity for
fraud. Thoy claimed that It would
enablo a man to dispose of his home-
stead mako away with tho procoods
and bqat his creditors. "It opens the
doors to rascality and thievery" - do
Goro and Foster spoke eloquently
against the amendment The amend-
ment was on motion of Senator Gore
An amendment offered by Mr. WUMt-
ler to not exempt more than $M)j
worth of houflehold furaituro was al(fc
After more discussion tho bill was
passed by a vote of 10to 3 and nt
12:45 an adjournment waa taken un-
til Monday at 10 a. m.
67 act 1898; bill to oxompt property
from forood salo; providing for de-
stroying concolled chnttol mortgages
and the hill to provido fpr collodion
of compensation for porsonal services.
New Bills Introduced.
Several very Important bills wore
Introducod today Ono provide for
the creation of a territorial board of
railway commissioners nnd nnothor
that a commission bo nppolnled to
select a system of text books
House Bill No. 123 By McTnggart
act creating n territory ( board of
Houso Bill No. 121 By Braldwood.
act to lagallzo oleotlon of J A. Pat-
ton as probato Judgo of Woodward
Houfju Bfll No. 125 By Jostor. not
oreajlng tionimlsBlon of five to ad
syfltom of toxJ; books.
Houso Bill' No. 120 By Sproat act
providing for election registration In
cltlos of tjfo first class.
. Houso Bill No. 127 By Jonos of
Logan not to nmond pharmaoy law.
. JyU80 Bill No. 128 By Jbnoa nf
Logan providing for building side-
walk In oltlos and lovylng of taxes
I'll! payment thereof
House BUI No. 120 By Jonos of
Logan aot allowing corporations to
lnsuro live stook against Injury and
House Bill No 130 By Wllliaun.
act relating to formation of school dls-
House Bfll No. 131 By Wilkin acr
creating office of township assessor
Bill No. 138 By Jones o.'
Dfrway aot requiring railroads to run
foo a county soat when said road
runs wittun S miles or said count
School Land Bill.
for tho eotlloment of claims. Franco
may bo Joined In this protest by tho
othor claimant nntlous.
to adjournment at 2:10 In discussing
tho school Innd lossuo bill. Section
17 of tho bill was tho apodal bono of
contention. Tho section was so
nmondod that "not more than 80 acres
of any ono suction so loasad wont of
tho 100 morldlan shall bo reduced to
cultivation unloss authorlzod by said
school land board. And betwoon tho
oast lino of rango li and tho 100th
meridian thore shall not bo reduced
to cultivation raoro than ono-half the
lands so leased without permission of
Tho wholo fight wns ovor tho torrl
tory lying between tho 14th range
land and tho lOQjh morldlan. Jon09
of Dowoy mda an oxcollont spo-v-
tn favor of lotting tho losseo do as ho
pleased with his and In that terri-
tory But tho restriction was placed
nn$ tho tyUtlomen won out over tho
Tho qnmmltteo qf tho whole report-
ed favorably on tho bill.
An.adjpurnment wa token until 10
a. m. tompxrow.
Newklrk is having ft coal famine.
Only eighty cents worth' of coal will
be sold to any ono customer at a time
and even at that rate the supply will
last only a llttlo longer; Eighty cents
buys three bushels. A
The-house this morning encaced In
a lively wrangle over concurring jrv
tho amendment ot tho council striking
out tho appropriation for an Investi-
gation of the sanitarium at Norman.
Finally after many members had
spoken tbQ .houso concurred In
amendment Thft sanitarium
theref5ro?W Investigated by a com
mlttetySttifcyrea' fpur from the house
nnd Bireej?- from (he council The.
The First. QhrJutJAn. sburch. corner
Ash and Noble will be dedicated on
Sunday nw Ti&ro will be three a-
vlcos at 10:46 a. m.. 3 00 p m an1
7:30 p. m. t
A fine rauslojal programme will
rendered at each service. The Rv
W. F. Rlolwrdson of tfsniMW City. w"l
speak at morning snd evening services.
TlokQts aro now on sule at Wallaco
drug stor.for The Show Girl" whlou
The house then wont Into commit- .wlllhat at tho' Brooks' nst Saturday
tjto tf the whole to cnnsldor Houb SpighV "TdlB is drie of tho IW attrn--Tjiil
No. 13 being tho school land tjons pf tho season. Prises. Mo T6c
loflpoQ bill Mr. James In tho chair 'andji.OO.
After wrangling ovor section 17 of . . . -j- i
Mhe bill without taking any action the Tho6afltol National banv hatf live
cdmfaiittea arose and retried prog- first world'sfalr souvenir gold Ant ar
rossj 'to comerto Oklahoma Part hav t?
The committee on oduoation was ? of cfefftJfson'inud part 'MoKM'"
grarited permission to visit tho unt-r)r1ce $3 ProctftMs ko to woods-
versify 'Jtyk afternoon. fsJr.
Tho nous then adjourned until li '
p. m. . T jr Stillwater paper deolarfi th1
Afternoon8i8lon. .Fjiyno county Jalj as bolng d!sgraoe
Tho bouse ysnbnt theafiemoon up.ful'and pot?.'blble.
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