The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 260, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 30, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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nut NBW8, I MONTHS FOR ti-**
THE 8HAWNEL NEWS WEDNE80AY, MARCH 30, 1910.
of corrupting more officials and ere-
LOU S ALLARD. OWNEK .od PUBIJ5HER
News Bu ln«8 Office. Sti
Lou 8 AU rt • BataoiM
Kalere<3 u •®oood-«tM m ll Sb*w-
aor 1 ■ W'■ h"1T" under itie c. of Cootrreas of
Independent citizens to swing
state into the republican oolumn in
the next election.
It behooves every republican In
Shawnee to take off his coat and go
in for the success of the republican
ticket that has been nominated. This
old town must be redeemed again
from the democrats, as It has been
once before, and If the republicans
do their duty it can be. As far as
the head of the ticket is concerned,
there is not now nor ever has been
the least doubt of Its going through
with a grand whoop, and the balance
of the ticket ought to follow close
in Steams' tracks, as It Is generally
believed It will. It cannot be suc-
cessful without work, however, and
any such idea must be kept In the
background, and the farther the bet-
ter. The entire republican ticket Is
composed of the best men in the city,
men whose record as boosters is well
known to every school child, and If a
single one Is defeated it will be the
republicans that help in the defeat
It is also well known that every man
on the ticket Is an honest man,
ating more perjurers than any law
over enacted. It goes beyond the 1
bounds of reason, In that it attempts j
to control a man's appetite by lefis-j
latlon, and makes crimes out of
things that are not crimes. Abraham 1
Lincoln Bald, • Prohibition strike a|
blow at the very principles on wh'cfc |
our government Is founded." Husi
truism i3 being verified every lay in |
OUTLOOK IN OKLAHOMA.
A political revolution seems lmml-
surte, M|i tks
sas City Journal. During the entireI against whom no one can object;
twenty-eight months of its existence, therefore, the entire ticket should
as a sovereign commonwealth Okla-|and wl|] g0 trough easily if the re-
homa has been In the hands of a ,,U(,ncaj]S j0 their duty
democratic administration. During
practically ten months of that time, shawnee Is ready to meet the prop-
or, to be more exact, nine months j osition of capital removal whenever
and twenty-four days, the state legis- i that question comes up for action,
lature has been in session. Although ini] she will never be found plead-
tho territory bequeathed to the state the baby act. The question of re-
a good code of laws, a total of 533 Moving the capital must come up
new laws have been written on the - ooner or later, and the sooner It Is
statute books during the short period -ettled by the votes of the people,
of statehood, and within this brief ,|je better It will be for the state,
time appropriations have been made once that question Is settled, the en-
totaling nearly $10,000,000. An ex- nri people will settle down to tilling
pensive special session has just clos- the soil and making money with which
ed. which was called for the avowed :0 make public improvements that
purpose of passing a fee and salary win never be made as long as it is
bill, by which the democratic admin- . eld in abeyance. We need state
Utralioo claims to have saved the buildings in which to house our state
counties $500,000, and this same spe-
cial session appropriated 11,200.000.
Another session of the legislature is
due vilhin nine months, with pros-
pects of more large expenditures.
With appropriations already made ex-
ceeding 1350,000 for every month
Oklahoma has been a state, there is
every reason to believe that the peo-
ple will pause and take sober thought
before they decide to elect another
The three sessions of the legisU-
lure which have been crowded Into
tre first twenty-eight months of Ok-
lahoma's existence liave squandered
the public funds with a lavish hand.
The new state is rich and haa a mag-
officlals, and they will not be built
as long as there Is a doubt In the
minds of the people as to where the
capital is going to be permanently lo-
cated. The chances for Shawnee win
ning out are just as good today as
any of the other aspirants, and she
is not the least afraid to go into
the battle with her claims. Let the
proposition come, and come now.
Sure enough, the governor has is-
sued his call for an election on the
state capital removal question, the
date being fixed for the 11th of
June. He also submits the consti-
tutional proposition of section 9 on
the same date. Three towns are
named in the oapltal proposition —
Shawnee, Guthrie and Oklahoma City
—but other towns can enter the race
If they desire to contest for the capi-
tal. The chamber of commerce of
Guthrie Is expected to ask the courts
for an injunction, and If possible
stave off the question. Guthrie had
just as well take her medicine now
as any time, for the capital Is go-
ing to be moved, and that from Guth-
rie; this much is lure. The people
of the state are tired of taking cow
trails In order to reach the capital,
and are determined to locate it
where they can reach It without go-
ing any roundabout way to get there.
Then they want it located In a city
where they can secure accommoda-
tions over night at the same time.
Several of the state employes have
resigned and are giving up the sink-
ing old ship of Haskelllsm, seeking
other jobs from outside sources. The
boys begin to see the danger signals
ahead of them.
Those democrats who are applying
to the people for vindication in the
way of being elected to a higher of-
fice than the one they have dis-
graced in the present one will likely
get It In the form of a defeat.
There are at thlB stage in the game
eighty candidates announced for the
various state offices, and 60 per cent,
of them are democrats. It takes
something more than high taxes to
discourage a democratic politician.
A meeting of so-called prohibition,
lsts over at Oklahoma City the other
day announced that the brewery In-
terests of St. Louts had subscribed
ti,000,000 to deieat prohibition In Ok-
lahoma. Of course, such a yarn Is
ridiculous. Why should liquor men
nificent dowry of school land, and. j on the outside want a change from
like the young man who suddenly the present law? As it is, they are
inherited a million, the democratic shipping trainloads of liquor Into the
lawmakers have proceeded to dii- state. With the law changed, Okla-
burse this vast heritage with a profit homa would have her own breweries
gacy seldom if ever equaled In the and distilleries, and would not need
history of any state. to patronize foreign concerns. Our
The republican party of Oklahoma liquor law Is simply another illus-
has come forward with a promise tu t ration of how fool democratic legis-
stop the looting of the treasury. The latlon has driven capital out of the
party's candidates are pledging an!state and brought no beneficent re-
economical and businesslike admin-! suits.—Muskogee Phoenix.
lstratlon if the republicans are en-: —
trusted with power. Taxes in the1 Verily, the way of the governor Is
sute have reached constitutional Um- l ard. In the morning he riseth up to
its, having doubled and in many coun- greet a delegation of disappointed
ties quadrupled, as compared with the ' ffice seekers, and In the evening
taxes levied by the territorial govern-11leth down to dream bad dreams of
ment. The republicans promise a | federal indictments, of town lot
passed, aside from appropriations.
What few laws the extra session
that ran the gauntlet of the govern-
or's veto, will be sent to the scrap-
heap by the Supreme Court. Now,
watch this prediction.
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124 N. Beard. F. E. HALLIDAY.
• OlNfS J-Oo
"Events cast their shadows abroad/'
if the declinations of Democrats for
the mayoralty contest have any sig-
nificance, and being somewhat on the
superstitious order, we are of the
opinion they have.
We of Oklahoma ought to feel
thankful that the bunch of curiosi-
ties that formulated a constitution
for Oklahoma saw no necessity for
changing the Ten Commandments
and the original prophecies.
82 N. Bell St. Telephone Ml
Buglass ft Collins, Proprietors
substantial reduction of taxes, to
which the people are certainly en-
Oklahoma has steadily advanced
during the last two years, not be-
cauBO of democratic rule, but in spite
of it; there can be no question that
the progress would have been much
more rapid without the serious handi-
cap of enormous expenditures and
numerous restrictive laws which have
menacted and diverted capital. All
sober men realize that Oklahoma,
rich as It is, will exhaust its vast
wealth if the pace which has been set
tor the last two years is continued.
Youth is the impersonation of vital-
ity, but there is danger that even
the vitality of youth may be depleted
and that a rich young state may be-
come impoverished unless a check is
called on lavish and reckless expen-
ditures. Is there any reason to sup-
pose that a continuation of the pres-
ent regime will furnish this check?
Obviously none. The hope of Okla-
homa lies In an Immediate change of
party control, and it Is believed that
there are enough Intelligent, patriotic,
frauds and of reckoning to come.
Through the day he faceth the wrath
of the inspector and examiner, and
of the attorney general. In the shade
of the afternoon, when he fain would
rest, he heareth the cry of the pro-
hibitionist and seeth the misty form
of the Columbia bank investigation!
-~E1 Reno American.
Of course, Muskogee county is
milked dry." Funds all gone, roads
and public buildings a joke, taxes ex-
orbitant, numerous petty courts
wrangling and eating up the people's
money; one fellow in the pen for
stealing $23,000, and no knowing how
many more ought to be. This Is
"democratic management." If you
like it, vote to have more of it
you don't like it—well, every honest
man will know how to vote—and he
will vote.—Muskogee Phoenix.
An expert tells us that the hippo-
potamus can be domesticated and
taught to eat out of your hand. We
would about as soon trust it as we
would another state democratic ad
Prohibition and the farce it has
proved in Oklahoma is working great
injury to the cause of temperance.
It is a species of intemperance with-
in itself, and has been the means
TAKE YOUR PENCIL
And write down on a slip of paper the figures you guess will be
near what our total deposits will be on our first sworn published
statement Don't guess too Wgb, and yet don't make your figures
SECURITY 5TATE ftANK
Machine Made Bread
II6 North Broadway
The "New State Notes" writer of
the Oklahoman takes the American
to task for roasting the Indian dia-
lect performance of the closing hours
rf the useless session. We'll take it
all back; it probably took another
language to adequately describe the
robatic stunts of that illustrious
body of nondeecrlpt statesmen. — El
MEET MB AT
The Best Coffe#
218 East Main Str««t
IV Been There And It's Al
Me teat, de not here ts no**
hrnttore etc. By Standard
H. R. Hiur
Residence 688 N. Bell 81
0°J * > ■ -
LET US SEE
and we will tell you accurately how
little lumber you can get along
with. We can do this because our
lumber does not cut to waste. It Is
full length, fully seasoned and free
from soft spots. That kind of lum-
ber saves you time and money both.
Let us see your plans.
The Taylor Lumber Co.
And the time for the erection ol
the headstone or monument will
shortly be with us—Decoration day.
Better place your order now so the
work will be completed In time. Lei
us quote you our prices and show
you the quality of work this yard
BUGLASS A COLLINS.
POTTAMATOMIE COUNTY MONl
132 N. Bell 8t. Phont «
Joseph Petrosino. the New York
detective, shot at Palermo. Italy,
year ago, whose monument was
cently unveiled at Ijaurel Hill ceme-
tery, Long Island. Several hundred
policemen were present to do honor
to the memory of their comrade as-
sassinated while on a secret mission
In the interest of Justice.
For choice Ave and ten-acre tracts
See Byler k Porter, 107 N. BelL 8-lm
fair prices, good service and stand
vi'd merchandise are the steady at
traotlons that bring people to our
When they think of painting they
■otne here for the best of materials—
lgh grade brushes, turpentine, col
*rs, pure linseed oil and the wall
PURE WHITE LEAD
We have some good color oom'jina
Iona to suggest. It Is our buslne*-
lad our pleasure not only to sell our
foods, but to gtve the fullest pot
ilble information about them. Come
n and let's talk it over.
WIRFr PAINT A GLASS CO
Oerner Ninth and Broadway
Dying All Day Yesterday
at our place, 219 East Main street. I wish you could have seen
how sad they looked after the dying. You could hear them talking
In every direction about "how nice It would be if we could clean
and dye nice things like they do at
Cleaning and Dye Works
Remember, we clean anything and dye any color. We are now
at our new quarters. You get positively the best work and at the
right price when you come to 219 East Main, or phone 226.
WHEN A PLUMBER IS NEEDED
Why go to those you have been pay-
ing exorbitant prices to? Why not
go to the man who has made prices
reasonable. What did you pay be-
fore the SHAWNEE PLUMBING CO.
was located here?
The quality of the work we do, the
material used, and the prices we
charge, all give satisfaction.
SHAWNEE PLUMBING CO.
114 North Beard. Pohne 241
All the latest sheet music, 10c, ISc
and 20c per copy, at the Piano Par-
lors, No. 8 West Main.
TUB NEWS, 1 MONTHS FOR 1.00
To Prospective Gas Customers
We are making a special
effort to connect all possible
Gas Customers on our linesthis
winter, and for that reason we
have reduced prices on piping
and appliances, hoping to
make back the difference from
an increased consumption of
gas, and if our plans are suc-
cessful, both the consumer and
the Gas Company will benefit
it is poss bie that the Com-
pany will discontinue the sell-
ing of appliances after this
season, same as the gas com-
pany in Oklahoma City, and
if we should, it is reasonableto
suppose thai the present Low
Prices will not prevail again.
Shawnee Gas & Elec'ric Co.
PALACE OF SWEETS 1
FRUITS, CANDIES Etc.
112 E. Main St Pbooe 506
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