The Capitol Hill Weekly News The Oklahoma Fairdealer (Capitol Hill, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 16, Ed. 1 Monday, January 3, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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! ft PROffSSIONAL DIBtCTOKYJ
Office and Realdenre,
Cor. Poplar and Harvey St.
Dr. I. N. Cottle
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
AUCalls Answered Promptly.
Capital Hi 1,
DR. W. C. MOTTLE
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Corner Robinson and Avenu.
C. Over State Bank. All calls answer-
ed promptly. Office Phone 3491.
Phones: Office 2244X; Res. 3244Y
Hours: 1 to I, p. m ; 7 to 8. p. m.
OR. 8TANLEY H. DARLINGTON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office 127H W. Grand Ave.
Res. Ave. O. Shield’s Addition,
legislature, |lflt'C3. the cost of bring-
Wet .Shaved At The
Schaer Block, Robinson St.
Two bnrbers on Snturdav Nights
H. C. Taylor, Propr.
$4 00 Meal Ticket For $3 50
DR. CLARENCE FIELD
1911-2 NORTH BROADWAY
mORES: OFFICE Ml; RESIDENCE 4143
Phone Office, 2686; Res. Black 3351
W. CLOVIS CUMMINGS
Physician and Surgeon
208-9 8ecurlty Bldg.
Oar. Main and Harvey, Oklahoma City
W. A. SMITH
818 Security Bldg. Oklahoma City
J. J. NOVAK & CO.
REAL ESTATE BROKERS
Farm Leans, City Leans, Invs.tmsnt*,
LIST TOU* SASGA1NS VITH U8.
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Dr. S. S. Swihart
Phone 280, • 207 Security Bldg.
AO eyes properly fitted. Broken lensee
Southwestern Optical Co.
W. M. KINO, M. D.
Bye, Ear, Nose and Throat
108 N. Robinson. Oklahoma City.
JOSLYN ENGRAVING CO.
We make all klnda of Cuts, Half Tones
and Zinc Etching*.
218 W. Grand Are
First Street: Newly Furnished
Also Good Meals. Every-
first Class. Call and
RITE FIGHT IS BEGUN
PECKED 1M SOPHS
RAILROADS AND STATE CLASH
BEFORE JUDGE HOOK
ATTOHNEY GENERAL WEST IS IN CHARGE
CONGRESS BEGINS WORK
Postal Savings Banks is Leading
Question Before Lawmakers
THREE KILLED, 45 INJURED IN
ROCK ISLAND SMASH
FIRE ADDS TO THE SCENE Of HORROR
Washington.- Congress will begin
business in earnest this week. With
the Christmas holidays behind its
I members and with the preliminary
Clause of State Constitution Creating anti-holiday plans contemplated, both
Corporation Commission is
Attacked—Outcome is of
St. Louis, Mo.—Arguments In the in-
junction suit instituted by three rail-
road companies against the state of
Oklahoma to prevent enforcement of
a two-ceut a mile passenger rato,
houses upon reconvening, will start in
with the intention of keeping their
bunds to the plow.
The senate is not so forward with
its work as Is the house, and the
former body may experience difficulty
In finding something to do during the
first few days of Its sitting, liut the
house calendar is already well Idled,
and as soon as the formalities permit,
Peop’t Pinion.d Beneath Debris Beg
Piteously for Assistance While
Fire Rages—Cause of
were begun Monday before Judge Wil- ' that body will get down to serious
liam C. Hook, sitting as a district J business. Roth houses will adjourn
judge for the Western district of Ok- j for the lirst day out of respect for
lahoma. | the memory of the late Senator Me-
Ch tries West, atton.y general of j Laurin, of Mississippi.
Oklahoma, assisted by P. N. JuiIhoii. j The advocates of postal savings
of St. Louis, presented a demurrer ' banks just now are Jubilant over what
declaring the railroads bringing the ! appears to he a favorable Indication
suit have not applied for an exemption in the attitude of Senator Aldrich re-
from the law’s provisions and are not I carding the legislation which they
entitled to relief. jseek. The Rhode Island leader of
The morning anil greater part of ' the senate seriously has in miml a
the afternoon were taken up with plan to stretch the legislative pro-
tho arguments on the demurrer, gram so that it will include at least
Judge Hock took the demurrer under a discussion in congress of the ques-
udvlsement and announced he would tion of postal savings banks. The Al-
hear the arguments relative in a tern- ilrich reasoning is that, possibly he
pornrv Injunction and hand down the mey have to concede something in
two decisions together. the way of constructive legislation
In arguing in favor of the demurrer and that the savings bank scheme
.Tudson and West contended that the least conflicts with the eastern linan
plaintiff’s bill on its face, did not show j eial interests which lie lepraserds,
that they l.-.d made proper appPvailnii I in iho two houses in anticipation
to the corporation commission for ex [ that the subject, wii! receive eonsid-
emption from the two-cent rate, as ' eration already a score of bills have
provided in the Oklahoma constitu- i been introduced. These are identical
tion and had no right to appeal to In nil general respects and follow
the federal court until they had done eloselv the recommendations of the
so. The railroads also had no right ; senate committee on postofflees ami
to hunch the freight, rates, as they | postroads, which iast year considered
wire distinct and separate and should and reported favorably a bill the pro-
attacked separate, they said.
visions of which represented the ideas
Frank Hagerman, of Kansas City, of membeis of the committee. At
special counsel for the railroads, con that time It was decided that the
tended that was neither the corpora- term "postal savings depositories”
tiorf commission or the Oklahoma ! should he substituted for the “postal
state supreme court would give the savings banks.' This term, it was
railroads a supersedeas they were on thought, at least, would be less ob-
t It led to an appeal to a federal court Jeetionable lo the oppouents - of the
He also held that the freight rates measure.
wore not confiscatory and that under Wenesdny will be calendar day in
the constitution of the I'nited States The house and that body again will
the corporation commission has not take up the Mann bill for the reor-
the right to tie up the railroads in genizaiion of the government of the
the state courts and that they had a Panama canal 7.one, It is believed
right to appeal to the federal court. j H*s measure will be disposed of in
Arguments on the injunction suit i one day's time, and with it out of
were begun by Attorney Hagerman. I the way the house will attack the
The injunction suit attacks a provision appropriation bills,
of the constitution of Oklahoma by ! 'rhe army supply hill is already on
which the state corporation cominis the calendar and bv the time it is
Sion is created and asks that the sec passed the tort (Pea tic ;.s bill will bo
tion be declared Invalid. ! ready for consideration. Following |
All railroads in Oklahoma are vi-|tho fortifications measure will come
tally Interested in the outcome of the the urgent deficiency, the agricultural
suit, hut the fight is being made by r I’d the navy bills, liven the sundry i
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, the civil and thi ’egislative bills are well
Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, and the j blocked out in committee. Indeed, ap-
Midland Valley railroads. Gardner ! propriation legislation is further ad-
Trentou, Mo.—Three people, two of
whom are women, were killed and
at least forty-five Injured when the
Rock Island passenger train, the Cal-
ifornia special, was wrecked two
miles south of here at 8:30 o'clock
The cause of the wreck is un-
known, although spreading rails are
assigned. While the train was Tun-
ing at a high speed the engine and
tender suddeenly left the rails and
plunged over a five-foot embankment.
They were follower by two baggage
cars, a mall car, a tourist car and a
While passengers in the cars were
struggling to escape frem the debris,
fire started. The cars burned like
tinder. The three people who lost
their lives were badly burned. Scores
were rescued after the flames had
scorched their clothing or burned
their flesh. Many were pinioned un-
der the wreckage and begged piteous-
ly to be released before the fire
David Siegel of Cleveland, O., was
held for an hour while the flames
burned within a few feet of him Ho
instructed the rescuers to carry
water from the tank of the engine
and put out the fire nearest hts
body. This was done and eventually
be was rescued, although lie will lose
Heroic rescues were numerous. Men
and women who escaped from the
cars by kicking out windows or break-
ing down doors, rushed back into the
burning wreckage to rescue their less
fortunate • fellow passengers. At the
risk oi their own lives they carried
the burned, maimed and bleeding to
places of safety.
Happening as it did, far from it
The fastest growing school
in the Southwest. Ordered
fify four new desks and en-
larged the Hour space. Peo-
ple recognize the fact that a
striqtly first-class high grade
school is the only kind to at-
tend for it is the only kind
that can lit students for posi-
tions. We are having more
calls all the time than we can
Our night school is fillingup
rapidly. Same teachers and
courses asindaytime, If you
waDt to in-crease your tialary
now is the time to do it.
Rates $4.00 per month.
If interested call or write
HILL'S I5USINESS COLLEGE
Oklahoma City USA
Auction Sale every Saturday afternoon at
3 p. m. in front of my hardware and fur-
niture store, one block north of bank on
Robinson Street, Capitol Hill. I will sell
everything you bring, or will buy it from (,
you. All come, one and all; farmers are , ,
especially invited. I’ll cry sales anywhere ' >
and anytime, except, Saturday afternoon.
See me at the store for dates. Repairing
of furniture and upholstering a specialty.
Cavnar & Company.
station ami more than half a mile
Lathrop, of Chicago, representing the vu.nced in the house than ordinarily
Santa Fe system, will participate In
the argument. Clifford I,. Jackson, of
MuBkngoe, Okla., also will assist in
the arguments for the railroads.
George Henshaw, assistant attorney-
general of Oklahoma, is in attendance.
A Remarkable Blind Student
Guthrie, Okla.—As an example of
the work which cau be done by the
blind. President George W. Bruce of
the state school for the blind at Fort
Gibson is exhibiting at the state house
a cord hammock of beautiful design
woven by a blind student in the
school, George Ennlngs of Newkirk
19 years old. The hammock is in
three colors and of remarkable de-
sign and workmanship.
A Record-Breaking Sale
.Aransas Pass, Tex.—What is slid
to be the largest town-site sale ever
held in this country lias just occurred
here. This is the town -near which
tli* government Is spending large
sums building jet'ies so as to make
the finest deep-water harbor on tile
Gulf of Mexico, to be used as a harbor
of refuge for our war vessels that will
hood of 'Panama. The sale occupied
ten days and 6,000 lots and 1,000
tracts of truck land were sold for
$800,000. The demand for the prop-
erty was phenomenal and is It p.-e-
dlcrted the town will be a second Seat-
Muskogee Makes Record
Muskogee, Okla.—According to the
annual report of the department of
justice, the United States marshal’s
office at Muskogee has done more
business than any similar office in
the country. Its volume of business
wns twice that of Its nearest compet-
• r the District of Columbia.
lecrult* to U. S. Army
Tulsa .)kla.— During the month of
December. 1909, the recruiting station
for the United States army located In
this city, sent n total of -t> recruits
from Tulsa alone, besides r. number
from nearby towns.
Sues Railroad For Husband's Death
Tulsa. Okla.-—Suit to recover $15,000
damages from the Frisco railroad
company was filed in the district
court Monday by Mrs. Nellie W.
Koch, whose husband was cut to
pieces at the Main street crossing of
the Frisco on December 18, 1909.
Railroad Strike May Spread
Washington.—"If an amicable ad-
justment of the differences between
the northwestern railroads ami the
switchmen is not reached through
the mediation conference here, the
strike will spread and probably 20,000
men will become Involved," declared
H. B. Perham, head of the railway
department of the American Federa-
tion of Labor Saturday. This in-
crease will not be among the switch-
men alone, but will come from other
organizations like freight handlers
Prayer in School Illegal
Spokane, Wash—Opening public
schools with prayers or readings from
the Bible is prohibited in the state
of Washington, according to Attorney-
General Bell, who has given an opin-
ion on the subject to the state super-
intendent of public instruction, and,
as a consequence, there is conslder-
j able lalk of applying to the next leg-
islature to change the law Mr. Bell
says In his opinion:
Corporation Commission is
Athens, Ga.—The third annual ses-
sion of tho cotton school opened Mon-
day at the state College of Agricul-
ture, and will continue for ten days.
In addition to the work on cotton
breeding and culture, the course of
this year provides for lectures and In-
struction in regard to soils, fertilizers
and feed stuffs. Particular attention
is to he given to the cultivation and
sclo*t4on of seed cotton and methods
for the eradication of the boll wee-
vil, antbranose and tha cotton wilt
Earthquake Shock Causes Damage
Washington.—An earthquake shock
of great violence was recorded In
Washington at the weather bureau
Saturday. It is estimated that the
earthquake occurred about 2,000 tulles
south or southwest of Washington.
Prof. Willis P. Moore expressed the
opinion that gieat damage would re-
sult, regardless of the location of the
earthquake, if on land, he said the
damage would be enormous and if
under the sea tremendous tidal waves
from a farmhouse, tho wreck came
in a most desolate spot. Not. a build-
ing of any kind was near. The
grettnd was covered with snow and a
raw wind was blowing.
Thrown into tho open air with but
a small portion of tlielr clothing, even
those who escaped Injury suffered
terribly. But the strong readily sac-
rificed cvei ything for the weak. Men
gave tip their clothing to the women
ami children and Injured. Women
tore strips from their clothing to
make bandages for the wounded.
A farmer gave tho alarm He called
the Trenton office, which is a division
point, and a relief train was quickly
made up. The most seriously injured
were taken to a hotel in Trenton.
Another relief train took 20 of the
injured and the uninjured passenger.!
to Kansas City, Mo.
At first it was believed at least a
dozen people had been killed. But
Friday night practically all of the
wreckage had bean cleaned away and
but three bodies have been lounct. A
rigid investigation ot the wreck is
THE TRADESMENS STATE BANK
OF OKLAHOMA CITY
Floods in Colorado
Fueblo, Colo.—The worst winter
floods in 35 years prevailed Saturday
In Arkansas Valley, east of Pueblo.
The floods are caused by the break-
ing up of ice in gorges in the Arkan-
sas river and the melting of recent
heavy snows. Twelve miles east of
this city the liver has divided into
five distinct channels and is flooding
a large area.
Has been opened for business at the Corner of Grand Ave-
nue and Robinson Streets.
This bank will give especial attention to the accounts of
farmers, stockgrowers and traders. It’s officers are thorough-
ly acquainted with their needs and are prepared to give
them tlie services thoy want.
The location is especielly convenient te the farmers
living near Capitol Hill, and a cordial invitation is extended
to you to call and get acr^iainted with ns.
TRANK J, YVIKOFF, President
J. C. McOLELLAND, Vice-President 2
J. E. MUNHALL, Cashier. 2
The east side Inter-Urban car and the last car 11:40 at night
cas leaving *1 5-40 in the morning I City at lil o Block at night
State Sues Two Railroads
Guthrie, Okla.—Suits for amounts
aggregating $350,000 were filed in No-
wata and Bartlesville Tuesday, by
State Enforcement Attorney John
Hays, against tho Iron Mountain and
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas rail-
roads. Th-ay charge that the rail-
roads have violated a provision of
the piohibition law which forbids a
railroad company using its freight
depot as a storage house tor liquors.
The suit at Nowata is filed against
the Iron Mountain and that at Bart-
lesville against the M. K. & T.
Lumber and Hardware
South of State Bank of Capitol Hill.
Asylum Management Condemned
Guthrie, Okla.—Declaring that not
one trained nurse is employed in ‘he
insane asylum at Ft. Supply; that
there is no attempt to cure patients
there; that apparently they are there
to be punished rather than treated,
Kate Barnard, commissioner of chari-
ties, who has just returned from an
inspection of the conditions there,
made her report to Governor Haskell
Cavnar & Fariss
Plan Health Sanitarium
San Antonio, Tex.—For the purpose
of erecting a large "Health Farm” C.
A. Burton and A. J. Hoover of Jack-
sonville, III., have acquired a tract <3t
land of about 1,000 acres, 12 miles
south of Port Lavaca, on the Gulf of
Mexico. The men Interested in tho
venture will spend about $100,000 in
improvements on the tract. The land
has it long stretch of beach and arte-
sian water with medicinal properties.
Part of it v.Ill 'inverted Into truck
Full Line of House Furnishings. Gas Stoves, Heaters & Ranges ! J ’
CONTRACTORS TAKE NOTICE let us figure on your building
Come in and get acquainted
CAVNAR & FARISS
CAPITOL HILL Baird-DuBois Block
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The Capitol Hill Weekly News The Oklahoma Fairdealer (Capitol Hill, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 16, Ed. 1 Monday, January 3, 1910, newspaper, January 3, 1910; Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc937835/m1/2/: accessed March 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.