The Capitol Hill Weekly News The Oklahoma Fairdealer (Capitol Hill, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 20, Ed. 1 Monday, January 31, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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F«/r to Labor, Fair to Capital, Fair In Bualnaaa, Fair In Polltloa
UAPITOLHILI OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1910.
Holes in the Proposed Taylor Election Law.
The Fourth ward
precinct a contest
between Scott and
Lackey shows one
prepared feature to
aid in the stealing
THE PATRONS CLUB.
W.'v .HE TAYLOR LAW?
In j *'!<*« to our readers, we will,
explain moie about the disappearance
of the ballots in precinct A of the 4th
ward that prevented John Scott from
having a fair trial in court for the
seat in the council to which he claims
to have been honestly elected.
When those ballots were burned by
some member of the board it was
probably at the time when the new
Taylor election law was supposed to
be in force. If you remember, the
Governor announced at one time in
the late fall that the Taylor law was
in force. But Attorney General West
soon advised him that it was not nor
could not be enforced until the su-
preme court would pass on the valid-
ity of the referendum proposition.
But there was a period of two or
three weeks when the county board
here believed it to be in force and it
is our opinion that this was the time
when the balots were destroyed.
Why? Because the law requires
that all ballots shall be preserved by
the election board until after all time
for contests shall have passed.
It also makes it a felony to destroy
The proposed Taylor law makes it
only a misdemeanor for destroying
ballots in such cases.
The punishment under the old law
is a term in the penitentiary, while
the proposed Taylor law fixes the
punishment at a $15 fine. The one
(or more) who destroyed the ballots
in the Scott case evidently expected
to escape with a $15 fine if caught.
With Reardon friendly there Isn’t
much chance of his being caught.
And that is one of the many loop
holes put into the proposed Taylor
law. It was made for the sole pur-
pose of further facilitating the steal-
ing of elections. It can be used in
the primaries by the Haskell gang
against honest democrats just the
same as at elections agains tothers.
You see, under the law, the gover-
nor appoints the whole board. Has-
kell would not begin to appoint a man
on the county board unless first con-
vinced that the man would help steal
The people are not permitted to
elect honest men for the county elec-
tion board. If the people elected
their officials they would select hon-
If Governor Haskell was not so
crooked himself that he couldn’t
sleep in a round house, he wjuld, in
imitation of decency, discharge the
entire county election board or force
them to turn up the member who
burned those ballots and send him to
We always thought that Roosevelt
set a good example by discharging
those niggers down at Brownsville
when they refused to give up the
But 1 fcave long been convinced
that Haskell desires that people be-
lieve him to be crooked. If he does
not, why does he shield and protect
criminals all the time?
The Patron's meeting at the east
side school house last Friday was an-
other unqualified success. These meet
ings, after they were started, have
met with enthusiastic co-operation
from all sides and have become de-
cidedly popular. The last meeting was
in charge of the vice president of the
Association, Mrs. R. A. Caldwell, to
whose efforts much of its successs is
due. The principal feature of the meet-
ing was the address of Prof. E. D.
Cameron, the newly elected Superin-
tendent of the Oklahoma City schools.
Of the other exercises, the Question
Box was among the most important
and drew opinions from quite a num-
ber of those present, that' were both
interesting and helpful.
The absence of the president, Mrs.
. M. Agee, made it necessary to elect
a successor, and Mrs. W. A. Hobbs
was unanimously chosen to fill the of-
fice. The next meeting will be held
on the last Friday in February and
will be made as interesting as pos
sible. don’t fall to be there.
Mr. Thorpe purchased the property
vacated by Mr. Spencer on Scyamore
street, and now occupies the same.
Mr. Dick Wheeland has secured im-
ployment at the Frisco round house.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kilmore mov-
ed their furniture to the city Friday,
intending to run a rooming house, and
have rented the home onScyamore
Mr. Denning has been much improv-
ed, but not so well again, at this writ-
Mrs. A. .1. Emery lady friend from
the city spent Wednesday P. M. with
The new house on corner Stiles and
Elm is completed also Grandpa Brown
Chicken thieves, visited Mr. Bing-
hams chicken house just north of the
Frisco tracks Wednesdav night, reliev
ing him of 32 hens, leaving the heads
FROM OVER THE COUNTRY.
Mrs. Berry, from Knoxville, Tenne-
esee, a former resident of the Bodine
District, has ben looking over the
same with a view to locating.
Guy Knoles and wife, of the Boston
District, visited with Rev. Kile and
and wife last week.
Albert Chapel and wife of Chata-
nooga are visiting with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Self, in the
Wll Chapel has rented his farm
near Chatanooga and bought lots on
G street, College Hill, where he will
build a residence as quickly as possi-
ble. Mean while Mrs. Chapel is visit-
ing with her parebns, Mr. and Mrs.
Peachy, at Dawn Ridge.
Mrs. J. T. Fairchild is entertaining
her mother, sister and brother, from
Michigan, who arrived last week.
The Christian Sunday school held
a review of their past work last week,
ad beside the work there was music
and refreshments so that it was a
very pleasat afair.
C. E. Maxwell and family have mov-
ed into the Bretz property on avenue
Mr. Henson died, at his residence
two and one half miles South of
twon last Thursday.
Little Teddy Alexander, youngest
son of Postmaster Alexander, has
been very sick, but is improving.
Mrs. Croft's mother arrived here
last week for a visit; her home is in
Frank Sperry, who is a conductor
on the Rock Island, visited with his
mother, Mrs. Sperry of A avenue last
T. L. Brooks is still very sick
mate for her and recommended Ok-
lahoma so that they will locate some
where in the state. Mr. Barnard was
delighted with the country here and
may locate in our neighborhood.
HE HAS BEEN BUSY.
T. W. Kepley has been so busy
beautifying ‘‘Point-Look-Out'’ lately
that he has not been able to make any
observations therefrom. Hi3 lots have
been brought to grade for new side-
walks, and by the stakes put up, we
expect there wil be good cement walk
leading in all directions before long,
nice steps have ben placed in front
which up to his residence, besides oth-
having a good time gathering shells
and curios and also put in some of
their time fishing. Mrs. Jackson and
Claude are both getting along finely.
Their appetites-well if they keep it up
their present stunt of eating, I’ll have
to call on my friends for a ''grub
stake" but they are like the drunken
man they say its mo what am the
Fish for breakfast, fish for diuner
fish for supper Fish! Fish!! Fish!!
The weather is fine flowers—some j Proof ^That^Thsy Are Universal
bloom great and Shurrubbery green.
T. W. Kepley has purchased lots
on West B avenue, College Hill, and
will erect one or two cottages oti
McBath Bros., are sellng some fine
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Paasch left
Sunday for a weeks visit with friends
HIGH PRICES ARE UNIVERSAL
Beyond the Reach of Any
A WRETCHED MISTAKE
to endure the itching, painful distress
of Piles. There’s no need to. Listen;
“I suffered much from Piles." writes
Will A. Marsh, of Siler City, N. C.,
“till I got a box of Bucklen's Arnica I
Salve, and was soon cured," Burns,
Boils, Fleers, Fever Sores, Eczema,
Cuts. Chaped Hands, Chilblains, van-
ish before at. 25c. at All Druggists.
W. Bl. Caldwel visited Sulphur on
a business trip last week.
Miss Mazie Salladay attended a
large party at the home of Miss Fran-
ces Stevenson, near Arcadia, Saturday
night. She returned Sunday accompanl
ed by Miss Francis who will visit here
for a few days.
Mrs. Nellie Sheplor has moved into
Iter handsome new cottage on East
B. avenue and will soon be nicely
MAKING LIFE SAFER
Everywhere life is being made more
safe through the work of Dr. King's
New Life Pils in Constipation, Bilious-
ness, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Liver
troubles. Kidney Diseases and Bowel
By May Kelley-Mead.
Shure 'tis mesilf that’s happy,
As happy as can be.
With Biddy and the babies.
They’re al the world to me.
Sure I’ll tache them to do right—
The little youngsters four—
And if I do wrong mesilf
'Twill be behind the door.
For parents must be careful
How things are gotten up,
The wilfare of our children
Lies in their brougbten up.
Ror Rent:—Two rooms, either fur-
nished or unfurnished to suit tenant.
Enquire at corner F and Indiana
streets. College Hill, after 6:00 P.; M.
A number of their friends percipitat-
ed a surprise on Dr. and Mrs. W. R.
Clemant last. Wednesday night, at their
residence on Avenue C. The evening
was made pleasant by music, both
vocal and instrumental, social enjoy-
ment and dainty refreshments. The
Misses Garber gave some beautiful
duets with piano and violin, and the
hostess and Miss Anna Garber several
nice piano selections, while Misses,
Montgomery and C. T. Sloane sang
some interesting numbers. The guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Matherly, Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Sloane, Mr. and Mrs. O. B.
Shank, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sloane, Mr.
and Mrs, Slocum, Dr, and Mrs, Hottle,
Mr. and Mrs. Beaty, Mesdames W. A.
Hobs and Roy Taylor, Miss May Hot-
tle and Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery and
the Misses Anna, Stela and Elsi Gar-
ber oof Oklahoma City.
Disorders. They're easy, but sure,
of same. Alsa cut the roosters throat , pe^tiy bl,ild up the healt'... 25c
and left It, to tell the tale. a(. All Druggists.
CAPITOL HILL’S FIRST LAW FIRM
Mr. Horry White and Judge Good-
rich of Oklahoma City have establish-
ed a branch office here and will be
ready for business about February 1st.
These gentlemen, who are both well
and favorably known in their profes-
sion, will be the pioneer law firm of
our thriving little city. These are wid
awak to the opportunity preented here J
and will, no doubt, build up a fine prac j
The entertainment given at the Bap-
tist Church, B’riday night was well j visiting with his brother
’ Williamson Bros., are building three
new houses on Walker street.
Mrs. Parsley, who lives west of
twon, is very sick.
Mrs. Lee Scrivner returned from
her visit with relatives x.v Missouri
Wm. Chapel is working on his resi-
dence on G. Avenue and it will soon
Mrs. R J. Thacker arrived at her
homo on F. avenue last week after a
month's visit in Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Maddon hav
moved out on a farm.
Carl Short is spending his vacation
Rockport, Ky, 1-27-10-7, P. M.
A. L. Wilson,
Capitol Hill(?) that was;
Ed. News; Like certain councilmen
of Capitol Hill, during the chairman-
ship of my old friend, the Hon. M. C.
Shilling, I rise to a point of order—
"To be, or not to be? that is the ques-
tion” whether the democratic Czar
and his cohorts are to impose an un-
lawful burden on the free born citi-
zens of Oklahoma, without recourse
of law, whether the law of Fsury can j * j"”,* ]n
lie lawfully broken by a tecnical
phase or Not. Whether a tax is not
a note due the state with lawful in-
terest at date of maturity. Now you
sated that if a person failed no mat
ter from what cause to pay his tax,
be would be charged one, and one
half percent (interest) penalty, and
Mrs. L. H. Doctor of 121 avenue D.
received a leter from her cousin
D. B. Ling of Carter Ills., stating that
he was on his way to Oklahoma and
would locate in apitol Hill.
C. Gaiser, a former resident here
but now residing in Oklahoma City
was over here looking after his pro-
perty last week.
Funeral services for the late J. J.
Hickey were held at St. Poseph’s cath
the City last Tuesday morn-
ing, and he was buried in Fairlawn
Cemetery. The deceased left a wife
and several children by a former mar-
riage, besides other relatives.
D. and S. Merson have a well fitted
up establishment of Men’s clothing,
| and shoes for every body, in the Baird
be charged 12 per cent per month for j Dllhoia |,|0,.p next door to tne populai
each additional month due and un’ | tiry goods store.
paid or in other words would have to J ___________
pay 1.1-4 first month, next 11 months
attended and was worth more than the
admisrbm price. The elocutionary
part of the program was uncommonly
fine, and the musical ntmbers wen-
enjoyed by all, Ice talent employed
was connected w.tl; the Southwestern
iain Bureau, and much praise is
the Patrons club for their efforts to
Mrs. Chas. Ivey returned frm Illi-
nois last week, Mr. Ivey has been here
Mrs. M. E. Short is visiting with
her daughter, Mrs. Butler, near Moore.
Mr. Roberts is building an addition
to his residence, putting two more
rooms on the front.
Mr. and Mrs. Borgstrom, corner of
secure a good program. After paying Sycamore and Ohio streets, have
expenses a nice little sum was left
toward the Library and piano fund
P. S.—It is kuite significant that
Hon. E. L. Fulton recently said that
he would not re-enter the race f or
congress unlessi this Taylor law
goes into effect.
W. C. T. U. NOTES.
The Union will meet Thursday, P'eb.
10th, with Rev. and Mrs. P. M. Boling-
er on Poplar street, everybody cordial-
ly invited to attend. The topic will
be Christian Citizenship. Last Thurs-
day’s meeting with Mrs. C. R. Shields
was one of our best; let us keep up
the record. The meeting was one of
the Mother's meetings and was led
by our County Superintendent of that
department, Mrs. Williams. At the
close of the exercises the hostess serv-
ed refreshments and a social hour fol-
lowed which was greatly appreciated
by those present. Among the guests
were Mrs. Nellie Eheplor, one of our
state organizers, and Mrs. T. W.
THE FIRST TURNOUT.
The local fire fighters made their
first run with the new wagon arid
equipments last Wednesday when
the house occupied by A. Rogers on
Eggleston avenue, caught fire from
a defective flue. The latter passed
through a closet where wearing ap-
parel was kept and started a blaze.
Our fire boys made •„ gallant run, in
spite of the disadvantages they are
forced to work under until the new
was soon extinguished with a loss of
about $25 to the building and $50
worth of wearing apparel.
SAVED AT DEATH’S DOOR.
The door of deata seemed ready to
open for Murray W. Ayers, of Transit
Bridge, N. Y., when his life was won-
derfully saved. “I was in a dreadful
condition" he writes, “my skin was al-
coated; ein aciated from losing 40
pounds, growing weaker daily. Viru-
lent liver trouble pulling me down to
death in spite of doctors. Then that
matchless medicir.e-Electric BTTteds-
cured ine. I regained the 40 pounds
lost and now am well and strong," For
all stomach, liver and kidney troubles
they're supreme. 50c. at All Druggists.
Mr. Windel made a business
to Crescent, Okla., last week.
A. B\ Rather has exchanged some of
his Capitol Hill property for a farm
and moved out of the latter.
Mrs. Pfrlmnier of Avenue F. has
been called to Perry, Okla., by the
serious illness of her mother.
fine baby girl at their home.
Kelv Miller and family have moved
to Oklahoma City and are settled on
West California street.
Mr. Kinchell made a business trip
to Norman last week.
J. F. Hicks was at home over Sun-
Mrs. Groves and daughter will move
on one of their farms west of town
in the near future, and have rented
their home to Mr. Litton and family.
Mrs. Mayfield was on the sick list
Taylor Rose is erecting a nice four
room cottage on East D avenue, and
expects to build several more.
12 per cent per month—equal to 133
1-4 per cent interest per year.
Now if it is unlawful for a person to
charge in excess of 12 per cent per
at,. :ra for use of money, can a state
change the name of interest to that of
penalty and make it lawful? if it can
God have mercy on the Oklahoma re-
publicans (the democrats will get
enough contingent expenses paid
themto even up their part) Say A.
The little baby of Mrs. Ruth Dun-
can has been very low with phenumon-
ia but is getting better slowly.
Misses Freda and Polly Farrel, from
Stella, visited with Mr. and Mrs. May-
field on Harvey street last Friday
and night and attended the teacher’s
meeting at Moore, on Saturday.
Mr. Poole has three new three room
houses just completed on G. street and
every one is occupied.
Maxwell Adams spent a few daya at
L. dont you think the rank and file of h w with ,|is pai.ents, Rev. and Mrs.
SOUTH HIGHLANDS ADPfITION
Mrs. Ralph Hart was a visitor in
our locality last week.
Mrs. R. W. Stomp is still confined
to her bed.
Misses Willie and Jessie Gwartney
attended an entertainment given by
the Kinghts and Ladies of Security,
in the city, Friday night.
Rev. Creekmore was a welcome visi-
tor in the neightborhood, Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway are comfort-
ably settled in their nice new resi-
dence on Cottonwood street.
Mrs. A. M. DeBolt and family of Ok-
lahoma City, accompanied by the farm-
ers sister, visited with Mrs. P W.
Stomp last week.
J. Barnard, of Orleans, Indiana, visit
ed with his cousin, Mrs. E. B. Gwart-
ncy last week. Mr. Barnard expects to
locate in Oklahoma on account of his
little daughter's health. Their family
the democrat* are about disgusted
with the Rank actions of their leaders |
and are ready to file out of the party ?}
Can an honest man uphold Haskell
and his administration without sacri-
ficing all claim to manhood?
I am sure glad you are in the fight
for right and will pat you on the
back and say: ' Lay on McDuff and
damd be he who first cries hold,
Well I fel better.
1 like Rockport better, by far, than
any coast town we have visited al-
though at present there Is but little
doing ouside of the fish and oyster
trade, which of itself is immense,
the town is beautifully located on the
bay shore, which insures for it a cool
Gulf breeze daily. It is only 8 miles
to St. Joseph Island which lies be-
tween the town and Gulf of Mexico
St Josephs Isanld is now about 20
miles long. Its original length (21
years ago) was 22 miles but about
2 miles of it has become dry land it
width varies front 1-4 to 1 1-4 miles
This is a paradise for fishing and hut-
ing and many tourists are here en
joying the same the majority of whom
are Oklahoman's and Texans, though
there are some from Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Iowa and one native of Maine
one of Montana, one Californian, thre
Missourians several Kansas Jayhawk-
ers Mrs. E. E. Ruggins home Wichita,
and other parts of state.
Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Aubrey are here
and are our closest neighbors they
both look 5 years younger than when
W. C. Adams .this week.
physican advised the change of cli- they left Capitol Hill. They are sure
Dr. Brewer of Oklahoma City was
on our streets Monday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Aubrey en-
tertained at dinner Sunday for W. A.
Ford avid his mother Mrs. Ford.
Mr. Parker, of Shields Addition
has sold his property and moved
away. The purchaser was Mr. Spice
who wil move there with his family,
Mrs. May Mead has been appointed
Patriotic Instructor for Capital Hill
by the Ladies Relief corpse of Okla-
homa City, and it is one of her duties
to visit, the schools and help to instil
love of country and the flag in the
coming generation. She hopes for the
assistance of all our loyal citizens
and particularly the teachers in our
schools to make her work a success.
Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Stallings, of
Oklahoma City visited with the par-
ents of the latter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Mrs. W. H. Reagon is on the sick
list this week.
The Mesdames W, W. Scott, O.
W. Aubrey and E. D. Damerscn.
took well filled lunch baskets am?
surprised their friend and neighbor,
Mrs. Ford, Monday, spending the day
in a pleasant manner with social chat
and an excellent dinner.
Daphne Logan, the little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Logan of Fruitland
has been very sick, but is much better
E. B. Barker, the Oklahoma Bee
keeper living thre miles east of here
is very ill with pneumonia.
In free trade England there is a
crisis in the boot and shoe Industry
because of the sharp advance In the
cost of leather. Manufacturers draw
upon many countries for their raw rna
terlal, obtaining hides from Argentine,
Australia and South Africa as well as
North America and Europe, hut they
find themselves unable to buy leather
except at so large an advance that It
must force higher prices for shoes—
so much higher that consumers pro-
In Vera Cruz, the best known port of
Mexico, the cost of living has about
doubled, according to unquestioned au-
thorities, In the last ten years or so,
and live present retail price of food
staples such as flour, meats, tea, po-
tatoes, etc., is so high that the condi-
tion of the poor is desperately bad.
All that they can hope to do 1b to sus-
tain life by eating only beans and
corn meal and the cheapest and poor-
Even In Siberia, one of the regions
least populated and most opulent In
natural resources, there Is a marked
rise In values, all the way from land
to meat, and the same change Is noted
in Argentine, where cattle are raised
by millions and the 7,000,000 inhabP
tants, more or less, have a territory
ono-thlrd as large as the United States
to spread themselves over and use as
prodigally as they deBlre.
Such illustrations of a world wide
movement could be multiplied without
limit. They show plainly that some,
at least, of the causes of high prices
are common to many lands and are
probably beyond the reach of any gov-
ernment. Others, however, may be
both local and illegal, and In that case
they must be dealt with all the more
rigorously because of the burdens
which cannot be lifted by the power
of the state. J
So Soon Forgotten.
While Mr. Bryan was celebrating
Jackson day by declaiming “The
Prince of Peace” at Christobal, In the
canal zone (a dispatch from Colon
naively says that "he did not mention
politics"), the unterrlfled Democracy
of Missouri was gorging on a two dol-
lar dinner In Kansas City.
The Hon. Beauchamp Clark of Pike
county emitted ferocious enthusiasm,
the Hon. Joseph Wingate Folk vir-
tuous commonplaces; our own organ-
izer of victory, the Hon. Norman
Mack, urged the Democrats to get to-
Not a word from Panama; not a
word about the chief whom Mr. Mack
made president by almost the total
electoral vote a fortnight before the
election of 1908. The chairman of the
national Democratic committee salut-
ed the old familiar favorites, Jefferson
and Old Hickory; to the Nebraska
Jackson and Jefferson he offered no
worship, or but a silent one.
Has Jackson day ceased to be Bryan
day? Is Wandering William lost to
memory as to sight?—New York Sun.
No Danger of War Over Tariff.
The president of the local govern-
ment board of Great Britain Is report-
ed as deprecating a British tariff on
lumber on the ground that It might
lead to war with the United States,
and as saying that tariffs had caused
nearly all the wars that religion had
I not. We beg leave to assure Mr.
j Burns that If there is never a war be-
tween America and Great Drltian un-
til there is one over a British duty
on American lumber, peace will be
perpetual—as. Indeed, we expect It
will be, anyway! As for the other
part of his statement, If tariffs are to
be eschewed because they occasion-
ally provoke wars, of coarse the nat-
ural Inference Is that religion should
also be abolished, since it Is the other
chief cause of wars! But really we
should be much Interested to have Mr.
Burns display a catalogue of wars
which have been caused by tariffs.
No Two Opinions.
“Upon the main Issue, the conserva-
tion of our natural resources, there
should not be two opinions among the
reputable people of this country.
Everything should be done under ex-
isting laws, and under new ones If
necessary, to keep the water power
sites and other valuable properties of
that sort out of the greedy hands of
great monopolists. Neither ownership
nor long leases should be granted in
such cases."—Rochester Democrat and
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