Anadarko Daily Democrat. (Anadarko, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 163, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 5, 1903 Page: 2 of 8
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Time ol Ulcctlon Clumped Alnyor Is
(liven Vastly Incrcnscd Powers
nml City (liven More Control
From Saturday's Daily.
A bill of momcntotiB importance
tn thiH city was introduced in tho
lower House of tho territorial nB-
Hembly yesterday by Edgar Jonos
of Logan at tho request of Dr.
John Thrcadgill and will bo in-
troduced in tho Senate by Mr.
Campbell of Oklahoma City. It is
n bill for tin incorporation of
ciiiesi.f 100(10 inhabitants and
over and provides an ospouiul
charter for (Juthrio and Okla-
homa City. Tho bill provides
that city officials now in office
will hold over until aftor tho
first annual election which is
held the firnt Tuofday after the
first Monday in May 1003.
ruviMo i '- Timdo that all cities
of from io (.0 to 80000 Inhab-
itants will be divided by the pros-
nt Council into seven wards and
that at the election to bo hold in
May then- will bo elected a may-
or city council board of educa-
tion city a-tHiwHor city treasurer
city comptroller and oity olork.
By the pniviHlons of tho bill it is
the mnyorn prerogative to ap-
point tho police judge oity at-
torney chief of police superin-
tendent of street and corporation
council. The financial scheme
gives the city tho power to make
its own taxes but it is limited to
2 per cent for general purposos.
This does not include intorost on
bonds street or sinking funds
but is for gonoral purposes.
All taxes will bo collected by
tho eity treasurer instead of tho
county treasurer and tho city
council is given tho powor to re-
tire bonds. Thoro are eighty
separate and distinct powors
granted to tho city council.
fd J. Hi' viiy uuuiiuii id uui Jim nut
ted to grant any oxclusivo fran-
chise or to mako oxolusivo con-
tracts. All officers aro appointed
by the mayor subject to confir-
mation by the council. Tho coun-
cil ii given oontrol of stroote al-
leys and highways. Thoro is a
provision giving tho council pow-
er to compel railroads to build
viaducts to elovato tracks or
mako almost any othor reason-
able u'tnration or improvement.
The council can require all tola-
graph and telphono wiros to bo
placed under ground.
The bill if enacted into a law
will give Oklahoma City practi-
cally the same powors aB thoso
enjoyed by cities such as Chica-
go and St. Houis. Oklahoman.
(. W. Sparks a doputy sheriff
from Hydro was an Anadarko
visitor today. Mr. Sparks is a
good Democrat therefore folt
the need of a good Democratic
paper and subscribed for tho
Mr. Frcolin dosiros us to stato
that he positively refuses to bo
a candidate for the offico of
councilman from tho 3rd ward
on the Citizens ticket tie ho has
no desire for tho offico and
his nam'' was used without his
kn'-wli'lgi- or consent.
. T. Clark cashier of tho
Ttaiik'-l Apache was in tho oity
v k iui t n business and while
l . i dropped into our sanctum.
It. upon- business good In his
i i' .il iiuite a lot of improvo-
:in ' In Hi" done.
raphers are making
fact that a Conn-
. ; .: has just shipped a
i : m; of idols to the Orient.
r a great meny people
m i i. 'inry who worship an
id ! 1' i- not Buddah it is Dol-
l..i . Commoner.
Mr Ki In informs us that the
RVitUi:in- of the 2nd ward will
inn t ik-m Tuesday Ht 7 p. m. in
lVaif - nioccry for the purpose
ni 1 i tum candidates for city
i mii linn and members of
i In . I iad delegate to
1p s i ! v nli if.
From Saturday's Daily.
Tho city council hold a Bhort
session last night and rofused to
grant saloon licenses to Wm Lind-
loy and Mr. Toploy. Wo under-
stand that tho reason they gave
for not granting a liconso to Top-
loy was that ho had boon arroatod
for gambling and was fighting
Wo aro not going to indulge
in mud slinging during this cam-
paign. Wo havo a platform that
any ono who is in favor of honosl
govornmont and a strict enforce-
ment of tho law can stand upon
and wo havo a ticket composed
of tho very best men in Ana-
darko. Look tho ticket over and
you will find it is all right.
Junius Oldham who was nom-
inated for police judgo by tho
Citizen's club at their mooting
last night positively doclinos to
mako tho race. IIo says ho
helped to nominate tho Dem-
ocrat ticket and will support it.
Tho Democrat platform demands
honoaty in offico and thoro is
not a member of the Citizen's
club who cannot stand on that
platform and thoy will corUtinly
admit that C. V. Lin)ing tho
Democratic nominee is ono of tho
best mon in tho oity for that pos-
ition. If you want an honoat
compotont man for tho offico
voto for him.
Last night about ten oolock a
police call was turnod in and
tho officers who responded to tho
call found tho cause of the alarm
to bo a daring robbery of Homo
Barnott's homo in tho south part
of town. It scorns that Mrs.Bar-
nott was absent for a short time
and tho thief entered tho houso
and secured about SO. Ho mado
his escapo boforo tho officors ar-
rived and no clue to his idontity
has been found.
New Townships Formed.
Hydro township formed ota
part of Caddo township and com-
prising township 12 rango 13.
Mound Valloy township form-
ed of parts of Bridgeport and
Caddo townships comprising
township 12 range 12.
Now Caddo township formed
of part of Caddo township com-
prising township 11 rango 13.
Lono Mound township formed
of parts of Bridgoport and Caddo
townships comprising township
11 rango 12.
Woconda township formed of
part of Bridgoport township
comprising township 12 rango 11.
Cedar township formed of part
of Bridgoport township compris-
ing township 11 rango 11.
Lincoln township formed of
part of Shirley township' com-
prising township 8 rango 0.
Bannor township formed of
part of Boone township com-
prising township 0 rango 13.
Court lloic and Jail.
Tho board of County Commis-
sioners has had undor consider-
ation tho proposition of Messrs.
Holland and Squiros of Topoka
Kas. for tho erection of a county
courthouse and jail at this placo.
The plans and specifications
wore similur to those of tho court
house at Boloit Kas. the build-
ings to be of brick or stono as
the ' board may hereafter deter-
mine. Thoy were also to have genoral
supervision of the work inspect-
ing materials making of esti-
mate and all other work of ar
chitects in the supervision of
buildings. The board agreed to
pay the sum of 5 per cent of the
cost of said buildings and in oase
said plans and specifications are
not accepted by tho Secretary of
the Interior no charges are to be
made for suoh services.
The services at the M. K.
church were especially interest-
ing yesterday morning. After an
earnest forceful sermon by tho
pastor Rev. Lillie four now
member were rec rived into full
mcmbiT'-hip "t the -hurch
From Tuesday's Daily.
Tho onrollmont of tho Prairio
Dale School has boon vory small
on account of tho bad woathor of
the past wook.
Row L. II. Holt spent last
week with his family.
Mr. Loroy Iloflin from Arkan-
sas City arrived last week and
reports tho whoat of Oklahoma
Mossrs Howell Lowis and
Zinn mado a trip to Anadarko
Mr. and Mrs. Vandyko were
called to Kansas to attend tho
funoral of Mrs. Vandyko's mothor.
Rev. L. II. Holt of Anadarko
and Rov. Smith of 151 Reno or-
ganized a Baptist church at
Sioklos Sunday Feb. 2
The boys and girls of Prairio
Dale school have sent for a bas-
ket ball and aro organizing Bas-
ket Ball Teams.
Mr. George Holt wont to Look-
Our Last Issue.
With this issue the publication
of the Chief will oeaso. Wo. havo
soveral openings olswhoro to ono
of which wo may movo tho plant
but havo not yet mado a choioo
because wo havo not had suffi-
cient opportunity to invostigato
tho merits of each placo. Wo
dosiro to thank the people of
Apache and vicinity for favors
shown us during our stay hero.
and notions Main
Somo may offor yon a
iuos but l win mako
ir v tup i ! i i i mmmBsmsK'jsx:jsjssKmma
Deming Loan H
Wo aro loaning our own funds and doing a
homo business. Monoy will bo paid on day ap-
plication h mado if titlois perfect and security is
amplo. Wo ask for no delays. Wo always havo
ready monoy ondiand to loan at lowest rates of
intorest and will givo equally good or better
terms than any othor firm.
L. W. Myers Local Agent.
Office Citizens National Bank.
Wo shall turn our subscription
list over to tho Weoks Roviow.
which will givo all thoso who
havo paid in advanco tho propor
credit and will bo propared to
sond tho Roviow to all whoso
names aro on our subscription
books. MoKonna & Cross Apa-
Charged With Horse Theft.
Doputy Shoriff Jamos C. Bour-
land arrivod yostorday from Wa-
tonga I. T.. with Robert Kolso'
ohargod with stealing a horso
and saddlo in Apaoho a short
timo ago. Tho horso was tho
proporty of A. R. Pogg at that
placo. Kolso's preliminary hear-
ing is in progress today.. The
horse thief's life is getting to be
just a trifle moro "strenous"
than it was a fow yoars ago.
Mr. Nathan proprietor of the
Fair arrived home today from St
Louis Mo. He purchased an im-
mense stock of goods that is
now beginning to arrive and in a
few days both of his large store
rooms will K pu kd full of the
latent of everything in the dry
good and gents furnishings line.
uur people aro entitled to a
wise economy of public funds
and a judicious impartial dis-
tibution of thoir benefits to all
parts of tho oity. The democra-
tic candidatosnroplodged to givo
it. They aro men of character
and will rospect their oaths of
It Is reported that tho bill to
allow Indian allotments-near tho
depot at Mountain Viow to bo sold
was hitched onto somo appropria-
tion bill nnd passed Saturday. If
this is truo.tho town of Mountain
Viow will undoubtedly movo to
tho depot in tho near future It
Is now about a mile and a quarter
from the dopot.
Last spring tho republicans
said Theo. Pruett was ah honest
man and havo since oxprossod
regret that ho was not olocted
Polico Judgo. IIo is tho same
man now that ho was at that lime.
Just such mon aro needed en the
school board and tho voters of
tho fourth ward will placo him
Tomplo O. T. is ono of tho
most progrosaivo little towns in
tho now country. Ilor citizons
havo closed a contract with tho
OklahomiufcToxas railroad giving
a bonus of S5000 and twenty five
miles right of way. She will thus
havo diroct connection with Kan-
sas City and tho Gulf ports on
two linos of railroads.
Tho people of this city aro de-
manding a man for Mayor who
combines tho qualitios of onorgy
and ability with charactor and
intogrityand pledged to a clean
buBinoss-like administration of
affairs. William II. Divors pos-
sesses all thoso qualitios.
Wo noed a municipal houso
oloaning and need it badly.
Echo answers "it is coming."
mrirftrr-ir.aiit vn v "ftUimrrffimii
groceries dry jroods
St. west of Bank.
few articles at reduced
low prices on every tiling
Richard Poarson Hobson will
lecture in tho opera houso at Ok-
lahoma City March 10th. Tho
Oklohoma City girls need not bo
alarmed howovor as it is said
ho no longer has a mania for
kissing about threo hundred
women a day.
A firo in Kansas City on Feb.
25th destroyed tho Santa Fo
froight dopot and eighty- fivo
froight cars. Tho loss cannot bo
ostimntod until tho wholosalo
housos who shipped tho freight
can bo hoard from.
Thoro is a saloon at Tomplo.O.
T. 'which offers a gold watch as
a promium to tho porson who
buys the most full quarts of
whiskey during the months of
Feb. and Maroh. Thoro will
probably bo quit a number who
will be glad of an oxouse to buy
liberally. They dont want tho
whiskey of courso but they
must havo a gold watch.
What reputable porson will
charge that Randall Livosny.
our candidate for City Attorney
is not honest clean and fair
minded? No taint of corruption
or dishonesty has over attachod
to his name since ho camo to AnN-
adnrko. InvosHgato him. write
to Great Bond. Kansas whoroho
grow up from boyhood and if a
ropulablo man has aught to say
against him- the Democrat will
urgo his defeat.
Citizen Club Platform.
Tho Citizon Club of Anadarko
irrespective of party affiliations
or political proforences.and with-
out tho intention of promoting or
disparaging tho interests of any
political party and with tho
singlo purposo of promoting tho
moral and financial interests of
tho city and securing tho gonor-
al advancement of tho same by
tho onactmont and enforcement
of salutary laws for our guidance
in tho coming oity campaign :
Wo affirm that tho primary
object of local solf-govornmontis
to give to every community tho
right to control thoir local affairs
according to the oxprossod will of
tho majority in suoh community
and that officors elected for tho
purposo of making and enforcing
such laws aro but tho servants of
tho people; and that when officors
olocted fail and rofuso and nog-
ect to carry out tho wishes of tho
pcoplo then and in that event tho
people aro justified in discarding
politicians and shelving thoir pol-
itics to tho end that thoy may
Boloot a full complement of can
didates for city officials who
when oloctod will perform thoir
dutios with an oyo singlo to tho
gonoral welfare of tho city and
tho pooplo thereof.
Wo affirm that tho experience
of ages has conclusively demon-
strated that no stato municipal-
ity or community has over per-
manently prospered that has re-
lied upon vicolicontiousnoss
and immorality as a basis for
rovonud nnd prosperity: that tho
toleration of such vicos in tho
community attract to our city tho
rofuso and offal from tho law en
forcing and law abiding com-
munities and at tho samo timo
ropels and provonts tho location
in our city of peoplo of means
whohesitato to mako investments
under such conditions and build
homes surrounded by such in-
vironments. We pledge ourselves to close
and drive outof town ovory houso
of prostitution and to vigorously
prosecute every person or persons
who lease premises for such im-
Wo aro opposed to every specio
and form of gambling and prorn-
iso a rigorous enforcement of all
laws relating to samo oven if it
becomes necessary to destroy as
by law provided ovory kind of
(Wo aro opposed to tho present
system of grafting in tho offices
of tho City Attorney and Polico
Judgo nnd aro opposed to tho fee
system dangerous and corrupt;
and pledge ourselves to reduce
tho salary of tho City Attorney to
SCO per month or lessand all foes
and finos shall go to tho city.
Wo beliovo tbe Polico Court
Record should bo a true record
and not a false and fictitious ono;
nor should it bo a cloak under
which to hide a corrupt system of
oxhorbitant fee taking.
Wo pledge oursolves to drive
from tho city limits all lowd and
indecent theatres which aro noth-
ing moro than dons of prostitu-
tion no matter undor what names
tho samo may masquerade.
Wo aro opposed to and pledge
oursolves nover to grant any
municipal franchiso unloss tho
samo is of a bonofit to tho pooplo
as well as tho city but we favor
municipal ownorship of all pub
lic .utilitos and wo condomn tho
granting of tho recent tolophono
franchiso to a concorn whioh is
charging tho pooplo oxhorbitant
and outrageous ratos for Its ser-
vices. Wo pledge that if successful
tho Chief of Polico shall do polioe
duty and be an officer of useful-
ness rather than idloness.
Wo believe that every dog tax
should be collected and a true
record kept thereof.
We believe and plodge oursel-
ves to protect all legitimate busi-
ness institutions that aro licensed
but shall revoke tho license of all
liquor dealers who
proof aro found selling liquor to
Indians nnd minors or permitting
gambling in thoir rospootive plao-
es of business.
We condomn tho past two ad-
ministrations of this city for their
failuro to enforce laws of city and
territory and thoir vacilliting po-
sitions on all questions of law
and order; and tho ease with
which thieving bills havo been
allowed and monoy filched from
tho city treasurary.
Wo ask all persons who havo
tho wolfaro of Anadarko at heart
to drop politics take our city ad-
ministration out of tho political
miro of corruption and unito
with us in selecting officors who
aro froo from all factional strifo
and past quarrols that wo may
secure those much neoded public
improvements school buildings
and water works that our labor-
ing mon may bo given employ-
ment and thousands of dollars
now lying idlo in Washington
spont whoro such monoy belongs
in tho oity of Anadarko.
T. M. Kolly made a trip to
O. B. Loshor and family do-
parted for Mangum Okla. last
W. M. Leo loaded a oar of
wood for Chickasha Wednesday.
Mr. Thorpe hauled a load of
lumber from Comont for T. M.
Charlie Nyo was transacting
businoss in Chickasha Wednoe-
day.' i iur. uuu xura. uuuiiy uuiu'uuu
tho train for Chiokasha Friday
and returned Saturday.
R. A. Walsh our section foro-
man went to Chickasha Satur
T. J. Leslie and Miss Artie
McGuffin drovo to Chickusha
T. M. Kelly and J. W. Garrott
drovo to Coment Wednesday.
Charlie Souter mado a trip to
T. W. Daniels of Rush Springs
was in Laverty Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson of
Chickasha moved to their claim
two miles northeast of Laverty
' Mrs. Nichols gavo a social
danco at her homo two miles
northwest of Laverty Friday ev-
ening. Everbody enjoyed a good
Mr. C. C. Abbot received the
appointmont as doputy post-
master last week L. F. Laverty
having resigned so ho could at-
tend to his duties at tho depot.
Tho offico fixtures were moved to
Mr. Abbot's storo last Friday.
Mr. Charles Naylor passed
away at his homo oast of town
Monday night. His death was
duo to heart trouble. Ho was
born Jan. 13 1818 at Leeds
Yorkshire England. Ho camo to
New Kirk Okla. from Grayvillo
111. in 1000 and from thoro to
this placo. Ho was tho grand-
father of Mrs. Henry Marshall.
Tho remains were interred in
tho Laverty cemotery.
Tho Republican fight con-
tinues. Rov. L. H. Holt administered
tho ordinanco of baptism near
tho Fair Viow school houso soutli
of Randlotto last Sunday after-
noon. Ho preached at tho houso
at night to a largo and attractive
congregation. Tho church whioh
ho organized there last month
has callod Rov. R. A. Rushing
as pastor. Ho will proach tho
first Sunday of each month.
In the presont oity campaign it
is to be determined whether the
pooplo aro to stand for tho pres-
ent Republican force for auothor
two years or whothor tho majority
of men speaking by thoir free
ballots shall repudiate the pres-
ont conditions and speak in no
unoortain terms for an honoet ad-
ministration. Wo havo had a sur-
feit of mal-administrationand in
activity in our city affairs that is
causing an uprising that will bury
tho presont 'protonse"of Repub-
licanism so deep that Gabriel on
tho Resurrection morn will hardly
bo able to wake it.
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