The Capitol Hill Weekly News The Oklahoma Fairdealer (Capitol Hill, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 16, Ed. 1 Monday, January 3, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CAPITOL HILL
Fair to Labor, Fair to Capital, Fair In Business, Fair In Politics
(AAITOL HVLL, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY^ 1910.
Taxes High at Home, Also
Mr. R. Caldwell showed
us a tax receipt last year
lor $ 100. The other day
he showed us a receipt for
$192, taxes on the same
property for 1909. It
takes an enormous lot of
money to pay an enorm-
ous roster of officials.
The democrats and in-
surgents are lamenting the
general increase in cost of
living. But we have little
idea that beefstake will
hold a candle to taxation
when the political pay roll
is presented at next state
IN OPPOSITION TO TAFT.
Pond Creek, Okla., Dec. 6.—We gei
it from the democratic Enid News
says the Pond Creek Vidette, that
Judge Garber has been prevailed upon
to become a candidate for the repub-
lican nomination for congress. Ac-
cording to the News Mr. Garber prom-
ises to be a "progressive" if elected,
and to vote in congress with the op-
position to the Republican majority;
in doing this he will also array hint-
seif in opposition to President Taft.
DEMOCRATIC PAPER SAYS IT’S
PARTY’S PRESS BUREAU CAN'T
FOOL THE TAXPAYERS.
Muskogee, Okla., Jan. 6.—Even the
democratic papers of the state are
taking up the republican slogan of
extravagant state government and
confiscatory taxes. Even the Times-
Democrat of Muskogee, heretofore
one of Governor Haskell's string of
papers, has balked and says editor-
"The democratic press bureau at
Guthrie is sending out a lot of rot
which it expects the democratic pap-
ers of the state to print, comparing
the present state tax levy with the
tax levies of the last five years of Ok-
lahoma Territorial regime. It Is
pointed out that the tax levy averag-
ed $6 per thousand during the five
years preceding statehood, while now
the state levy is only $2.50.
“Rut the bureau omits to mention
that under the territorial regime the
tax duplicate was returned on a valua-
tion or approximately one-third of the
actual value of railroads, farm land
and live stock, as well as all other
kinds of property, while the state levy
now is made upon what purports to
he an actual cash valuation. The
present state levy, if made on a basis
of territorial valuations, would be
about $7 per thousand.
"If the democratic bureau wishes
democratic papers to print its articles,
it should furnish facts and not mis-
representation that affords republican
papers the very ammunition they are
looking for and make the democratic
argument look like thirty cents.
"There is no use of trying to de-
ceive the people on the tax question.
If a man paid $75 taxes in past years
and now pays $100 on the same prop-
erty, all the arguments about lower
taxes in Christendom will not con-
vince him. If we are to use a lower
tax argument .for campaign purposes,
the oniy thiug to do is to lower the
taxes, valuation considered. And the
proper place to begin is for the gov-
ernor to do a little cutting down on
ilie state levy. The state administra-
tion should not expect the counties
and towns to do it all.”
CRIMINALS MUST RE SOUGHT
Public United in Demand for Punish-
ment of Guilty High Sugar
Five employes of the sugar trust.
Including a dock boss, have been
found "guilty" by a New York jury—
guilty of swindling and defrauding
the federal government. As to the
guilt of the cashier, Bendernagel, the
jury disagreed, and apparently the
evidence did not sufficiently connect
him with the thieving by means of
false weights and the bribing of the
Counsel for the defendants pleaded
with the jury for their acquittal on
the ground that they were mere tools
in tlie hands of men "higher up,” but
of course the law cannot accept such
excuse, though it may regard it as
relevant in a recommendation for
mercy. However, the plea is signifi-
cant, as the prosecution fully recog-
nizes. Punishment of the small fry
among the sugar thieves will not sat-
isfy justice or the community. It is
quit obvious that the gigantic sugar
frauds could not have been conceived
and carried on for years without the
knowledge and approval of the higher
officials and beneficiaries. If It Is
possible to convict them, if the neces-
sary evidence is procurable, no time
should be lost, no energy spared, in
pursuing the investigation and tracing
the criminal and shameful conspiracy
to its source.
Since the federal government has
taken up the sugar frauds various set-
tlements have been made and stolen
money has been surrendered with
some alacrity. But, as Mr. Wicker-
sham has stated, these transactions
can in no wise afreet criminal prose-
cutions of willful thieves, whether
they belong to the “meanest of trusts”
or to its competitors. The federal
government lias promised to go high
and probe deep; and the New York
verdict is only beginning.
HAS HELPED TRADE
PRACTICAL WORKING OF NEW
TARIFF LAW SHOWN.
November’s Import* the Greatest
Ever Known In One Month—Whole
Volume of Foreign Trade
Roosevelt on Africa’s Future.
Col. Roost elt's view of the future
of Africa is significant. There are
parts Of Africa, particularly the east-
ern section where he is at present,
which, he says, can be made a white
man's country. No effort should be
spared, he says, to make it so as
speedily aa possible. The greater part
of the continent, however, can be the
white man’s only to govern. This he
should do, Mr. Roosevelt declares,
with wisdom and firmness, and, when
necessary, with severity, but always
with an eye single to the interests
and the development of the brown
and black races, to whom by nature’s
provisions the land belongs. To dc
that, a task requiring sympathy and
wisdom as well as brute strength, he
believes that missionary and govern
rnent officials should work hand in
hand, each the ally of the other in a
common cause of humanity.
A Practical “Trust Buster.”
Secretary Dickinson has ordered
that the war department cease buying
for army use oils, lubricants and oth-
er products marketed by tho Standard
Oil company. A similar order was is-
sued last summer against using In the
commissary department the products
ot th tobacco trust.
Mr. Dickinson in this action proves
himself apractical trust-buster. Against
such tactics as his, if the people were
to follow him, no trust could long
endure. A cabinet member cannot
properly rule out of his department
th" products of a trust until it has
been found to be one in a federal
court. Such findings exist against
botti the tobacco trust and Stand-
ard Oil. But there is nothing to pre-
vent individual consumers from act-
ing upon the common knowledge
which the dally press hns long fur-
nished.—New York World.
Syndicating Central American States.
The well-known present condition
of Nicaragua and its Central Amer-
ican neighbors, as well as their re-
corded history, compels us to look to
the future with some degree of anx-
iety and with forebodings of further
trouble, though, as we have hitherto
contended, these are likely to diminish,
perhaps slowly, hut none the less
surely. Whether their ending will
at last be found in union or in federa-
tion of the five states Is a frequently
the last Thursday in | recurring question, which is at this
moment at the foro. Plans of union
have so often been broached and even
tried without lasting success that any
one might be pardoned for regarding
their renewal with a degree of skepti-
cism ; yet the desirability of such a
consummation is so unmistakable that
we cannot forego the hope that one
day it will be permanently effected—
New York Tribune
Congress at the present session is
likely to take the first steps toward
changing the presidential inaugura
tion date to
April. March 4 will then cease to be
a day of evil reputation in the health
reports of Washington.
3aid Uncle Silas.
“Hew many weddin’s did you ever
attend that a bunch o’ folks didn’t
whisper; ’1 wonder why she threw
herself ,v' iy on him?’ ’’
In the excess of zeal displayed by
many critics of the new tariff law, dt
the time of its enactment, the asser-
tion was commonly made that the
new schedule of duties was so high
that it would cut down the volume of
imports and defeat itff own useful-
ness, as a revenue measure.
The latest statistics of the foreign
commerfce of the country made such
prophecies absurd. November’s im-
ports were the greatest ever known In
one month, exceeding by many mil-
lions of dollars the figures for the
best months of the spring, before the
new tariff law took effect. The No-
vember record of more than $140,000,-
000 surpassed the imports of the cor-
responding month of ■ 1908 by more
than $36,000,000 and exceeded by up-
wards of $20,000,000 the best previous
total for the same part of the year.
There is no hint of obstructed trade
in such facts, nothing to Justify the
assertions so lightly made that the
new tariff would prove unfavorable to
the foreign commerce of the country.
In November the total, for exports
and imports together, was over $334,-
000,000, which meant a gain of about
$69,000,000 ovc: the corresponding
part of last year and far surpassed
the highest figures for any Novemher
in the history of the United States
Much criticism of the new tariff law
is certain to become grotesquely
feeble and foolish, in the light of
events since the act was passed. It
will react against the enemies of the
protective system and the Tal’t ad-
ministration, because the attacks
which were most relied on did not
square with the fads. The. business
of the country is confounding politi-
cians who have sought to make capital
for themselves and their parties and
factions by hold assertions not war-
ranted by tho letter or spirit of the
new traiff law."—Cleveland Leader.
Control of Railroads.
In its report transmitted to congress
the interstate commerce commission
dhlls attention once more to needed
changes in the law to make govern-
ment control of railroads more effec
For one thing, the commission urges
again that provision be made for a
thorough valuation of the physical
properties of the railroads. Such a
valuation would be of service in many
ways, among others in making it
easier to determine what are reason-
able rates for freight and passenger
The commission urges also that con-
gress so amend the law as to make
the consent of the commission neces-
sary to changes in rates by the car-
riers. At the present time the rail-
roads may increase their rates at will
by giving the required notice* placing
on shippers the burden of unreason
able new charges until these can lie
shown to be unreasonable. The com-
mission insists that the presumption
should be in favor of rates that have
been long In existence and that the
burden of proof should be on the
carrier to show the need for the
change before new rates are put Into
effect. This reasoning appears to he
The interstate commerce commis-
sion long has been trying to benefit
the public under unfavorable condi-
tions through the medium of Inade
quate laws, it is time for congress
to give serious attention to the re
quest of the commission that it be
provided witli additional powers to
make Its work more effective for
The Senate and House of Lords.
Of course, the place of the senate
and of the house of lords, in their
respective national legislatures, is not
alike in many particulars, and no
such issue as now divides the British
voters could possibly arise in this
country in precisely the same way.
The action which both the house and
the senate have taken in providing
for closer relations between congress
and the executive in matters affecting
expenditure lias been taken without
any serious debate as to the readjust-
ment of balance within the govern-
ment, which the change certainly
implies. But the fact remains that
historically speaking, the house of
representatives, in the intention of
the fathers, was supposed to dominate
legislation affecting both the original
ing and the distribution of the public
Gen Wood’s Promotion.
lvmat announcement that Gen.
Leonard Wood will suceed Gen. Bell
as chief of staff of the army next
spring marks the climax of a career
that has been meteoric. Signs have
not been wanting that his progress
lias been the cause of heartburnings
in the service. Criticisms implying
favoritism upon the part of President
Roosevelt have been based upon the
association of the two friends In the
rough riders, and the most has been
made of it. Yet when all the facts
are considered no one has ventured
to dispute the record that Gen. Wood
has made for thoroughness and effi-
ciency. His earliest exploit ptoved
his personal bravery; his next readi-
ness to meet an emergency. While
assistant surgeon lie voluntarily car-
ried dispatches 100 miles throygh a
region infested with hostile Indians.
Later lie took command of a detach-
ment without nn officer when ail en-
counter was expected with Geronimo.
For which lie was awarded a medal
of honor in 1898. He was more or
less oversnadowed In the Cuban cam-
paign by the better known per-
sonality of his friend, but as gov- j
ernor geueral of Cuba later and com-
•mauder of the Philippine division he
measured up to his responsibilities.
Whether he is equally fitted for his
now post remains to be established,
but ills reputation of ability to cross
bridges as he comes to them- Inspires
Capitol Hill, Okla., Jan. 6th 1919
Sealed proposals for laying Side-
walks. Published Jan 6th and 13th
Sealed proposals for the laying of
Siddwallte in the Town of Capitol Hill,
Okla., as per list shown below, will
he received by the Board of Trustees
of said Town at their meeting room at
8 o’clock P. M. Monday, Jan 17th 1910
and then opened. The Board reserves
the right to reject any or all bids.
Specifications and maps may be had
at the office of the Adams Engraving
Co.. 225 1-2 West Grand Ave. Oklaho-
By order of the Board of Trustees
M. Cassidy Jr.
From lots 1 to 14 block 31 Patter-
Side lots, 29, block 31, Patterson Ad-
Side lot 11. block 22, Patterson Ad-
Front lots ! to 10, block 22, Patter-
Front lots I to 16, block 15, Patter-
Front lots lto 10, block 21, Patter-
Front lots 1 to 16, block 14. Patter-
Front lots 1 to 12, block 29, Patter-
Front lots I to 14, block 26, Patter-
Aunt Betsy's Philosophy.
By Mary Kely Mead.
I'm happy with my children,
Although my means are small,
Though daughter-in-laws and mothers
Can scarcely gee at all.
My John and his Ann were happy,
As happy as could be.
But when I came to live with them
We found that there were three.
They always used me, kindly,
Likewise my friends and kin,
Yet I sometimes heard them whisper
“Sho’s always buttin’ in.”
And so I’ve larned this lesson—
I larned it by myself—
When your livin' with wour children,
Why, dont concarn yourself.
POINT LOOKOUT ITEMS.
By T. W. Kepley.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick was over from the
city last Sunday soliciting signers to
her petition for female suffrage.
Mrs. Robinson is having a two-
story store house built. It will be
of brick and Mr. Tartar of Tocumseh
lias the contract.
A brother of Mr. Williams has been
visiting htns for the last few days
on Point Lookout. He was from
Texas and left Tuesday for Holden-
I ville, Okla.
i Rev. P. M. Boiinger was employed
j by the church board last Sunday to
preach for them during the coming
Front lots I to 12, block 29, Patter- I year.
Surveyors were setting grade stakes
hiont lots l to 16. block 13, Patter OII the streets around tho atreet-car
A WILD BLIZZARD RAGING.
brings danger, suffering-often doath--
to thousands, who titke voids, coughs
anu iagrippe— that terror of Winter
and Spring. Its danger signals are
“stuffed up.” nostrils, lower part of
nose sore, chills and fever, pain in
back of head; and a throat-gripping
cough. When Grip attacks, as you
value your life, don’t delay getting
Dr. King's New Discovery. “One bottle
ce J pie.” Writer ' 1. Dunn, i.T Ptm
Valley, Miss., “after being ‘laid up’
ttir-p u-.neks with Grip,” For sore, lung,
Hemorrhages, Coughs, Colds, Whoop-
ing Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma, its su-
preme. 50c. $1.00. Guaranteed by All
Little Folks Party.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lesset entertain-
ed with a “Little Foks Party” on New
Year’s Eve. All of the guests were
dressed like children and had a Chirst-
mas tree jti3t like the children, games
were played and speeches recited and
al such other amusements as children
indulge in. Dainty refreshments were
served by Mrs. Lesser, assisted by
The "Little Folks” were little Misses
Dorothy Boiinger, Jessie Gwartney,
Wilie Gwartney, Jessie Sloane, Thyra
Weisner, Annie Peters, Helena Scott
and Edithe Caldwell and Masters John-
nie Frye, Clarence Sloane, Tony Ad-
ams, Grover Caldwell, Joe Matherly,
Roland Pitzer, George Lesser, Alonzo
Caldwell and Norbelt Weisner.
Grover Caldwell entertained a num- j
her of friends at the home of Rev. j
anil Mrs. W. L. Blackburn, Tuesday
evening. The house was decorated j
for the occasion with red and green '
interwoen with tinsel. The evening
was sjient pleasantly in games and )
music. Dainty refreshments were j
served by Mrs. Blackburn, assisted by j
Those present were Misses Jessie 1
Sloane, Jessie and Willie Gwartney,
Dorothy Boiinger, Dollie Robinson and j
Helena Scott, Messrs Tony Adams, j
John Frye, George Lesser, Joe Mather- j
ly, Roland Pitzer, Clarence Sloane and
| Mi and Airs. McKenzie.
The severe sleet storm that struck |
1 this portion of the “Italy of America" j
\ last Tuesday was responsible for the
many antics ol even our most dlgnifi-
! ed citizens. No amount of "taking
heed to their stops" availed on the icy [
i walks and every body skated in some
j v ay. Horses were put out of business
i unless shod for the occasion, and j
even the dogs tried to do skating j
stunts The street cars were greatly j
| in demand and the Oklahoma City
I Railway had difficulty in getting i
i through; they did not run on scliedul |
! time the whole day. The lnter-l rban
cars kept their regular time.
The store room in the Baird-Duhois
! bloc k formerly occupied by the Housel
j Barron Shoe Co., is being fitted up
I with shelving, etc., and wil he occu-
pied by a shoe store and Gents Furn-
j ishing goods store in the near future.
Mrs. Maddon of Purcell, visited with
her son, A. N. Maddon, and daughter,
Mrs. M. P. Self, this week.
Side lot 13 block 7, Eckroat Ad-
Front 'ots 1 to 12, block 7, Eckroat
Front lots ] to 15, block 8, Eckroat
Side lot 13, block 10, Eckrcat Ad-
Front lota 1 to 12, block 10, Eckroat
Side lot 13, block 13, Eckroat Ad-
Front lots 1 to 12, block 13, Eckroat
Front lots 1 to 11, block 14. Eckroat
front lots 28 to 42, block 1, Cald-
wells 3rd Addition.
Side lot 1, block 1, Caldwells 3rd
Side lot 25, block 3, Caldwells 1st
Front lots 26 to 38, block 3, Cald-
wells 1st Addition.
Front lots 3, 4, 5, 6, block 6, CnM-
Side lets 1 & 14, block 6, Caldwells
Front lots 14 to 18, block 6, Cald-
wells 1st Addition.
Front lots 23 to 26, block 7. Capitol
Front lots 14 to 22, block 3. Capitol
Side lot 40. block 8, Capitol Hill
Front lots 15 to 18, block 13, Capitol
Side lots I & to, block 8, Capitol New Year's with relatives and friends.
Hill Addition. He wng accompanied by his sister,
Front lots 15 to 40, block 13, Capitpl i Mrs. K. A. Mehan and children.
Hill Addition. j Prof. A. H. Parmelee Is entertain-
Front lots l to 6, block 13, Capitol j jng hig brother whose home is in Min-
block 13, Capitol Hill j ___________
block 18, Capitol Hill I Having been selected by the board
of the Christian church of Capitol Hill
j loop ast week. Tho cut on Poiut
Lookout is from three to five feet
below its present grade. When the
excavation is made, ye scribe’s hab-
itation will be like a city that is set*
on a hill, cannot he hidden.
Mrs. M. E. Short entertained we
ami ours for dinner Inst Sunday.
Mrs. S. is a fine cook and her multi-,
tude of good things were relished
beyond our ability to express.
Brothers Cnvnor and Farias have
a spet.ui seat for us near their gas
stove which we are invited to accupy
while we expound the daily news
happenings. Mr. Woods of E. "B"
avenue is also a welcome gucal. there
where he often narrates his aid-time
If somebody ain't careful how he
accuses Dr. Cottle of misdemeanors
relative to ilia diphtheria quarantine,
the' pill man will get his scalp, so to
Hud Rowlett has moved his qtone
yard to the open ground north of
j the McKenzie block.
The spirit of "Mr. Boycott" is mak-
ing his appearance in the pathway of
] some of our business anti annexa-
Guy Mace and Charlie Lufurgy of
Perry spent holiday week with old
Miss Queenie Vaulk has Returned
from Elk City and resumed her work
at the State bank.
Sam Jackson returned from Corpus
Cliristl last Friday in time tp spend
Side lot 40,
Side lot 15,
Front lots 1 to 5. block 18, Capitol to take charge of the work as pastor.
Side lots 20, 21. & 40, block
Capitol Hill Addition.
Side lots 20, 21 „ block
tol Hill Addition.
' I have decided to again take up the.
2-1 work here.
I will he pleased to meet all the
9, Capi- j members and friends at the church
next Sunday at II A. M., and let us be-
Front lots 21 to 23 block 12, Capitol gin the new year’s w*ork in earnest,
! and try and make this year the great-
Capitol eat year for good m the history of this
church, in all of its departments.
Side lots 18 & 19, block t, Capitol: Every body cordlaly invited to at-
1 fill Addition.
Front lots 4 to 18 block 19
i t< nd all services.
P. M. Boiinger
Side lots 18 & 19 block 10, Capitol i
Side lots 18 & 19, block 11, Capitol ' ------—
H’l! Addition. j As tlie churches were closed last.
Front lots 1, 2. & 3, Hamlins Sub-! Sunday, a number of our citizens at
BIk.. 13 Capitol Hill. North Side loti tended ' hurch in Oklahoma City.
13, block 12 Shillings Addition.
Front lots 11 to 14 block 18 Capitol
Front lots 29 to 30, block
An addition is being built to the re-
sidence occupied by W. P. Linton.
1 Sam Jackson is visiting at Chandler
Capitol this week.
Our public schools resumed their
Front lots 25 to 29 & 33 to 36, block: work on Wednesday.
12, Capitol Hill Addition.
The Misses Della and Ethed Pettit.
Front lots 21 to 40 Block 13. Capitol j front the Kickapdo were the guests of
Hill Addition. j Mrs. II C. Sivard last week while at-
---- — I tending the Teachers Association meet
SAVED AT DEATH'S DOOR. I ing at Oklahoma City.
The door of death seemed ready to ’ The fact that G. T. Jackson is walk-
open for Murray W. Ayers, of Transit | ink on air recently is explained by
Bridge N. Y., when his life was won- j the presence of a young daughter at
derfully saved. “I was in a dreadful ! his house. Mrs. Jackson and the baby
condition’’ he writes, "my skin was al I are bot.li getting along itnely.
most yellow; eyes sunken; tongue j .--
coated; em aelated from losing 40
pounds, growing weaker daily. Viru-,
MAKING LIFE SAFER
Everywhere life is being made -more
lent, live” trouble pulling me down to I safe through the work of Dr. King's
death in spite of doctors. Then that | New Life Pils in Constipation. Bilious-
matchless mcdicine-Electric Bitters-1 nf ,s Dyspepsia. Indigestion, Liver
cured mo. I regained the 10 pound (troubles Kidney Diseases and Bowel
lost and now am well and st-ung." For ] Disorders. They’ie easy, hut sure,
all stomach, liver and kidney troubles ■ :,ih1 , J but.4 un the health. 25e.
they’re suprem ■ 50c. at All Druggists L( A’ . ugglats.
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