Colony Courier (Colony, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 15, 1915 Page: 6 of 8
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No Lady Blacksmiths Wanted on Washington Job
n* ASHINGTON.—The National muJeum wants a blacksmith and specifies
Jn that this blacksmith must be a male blacksmith. No woman blacksmiths,
no matter how brawny, need apply. The National museum wants that male
blacksmith, and has announced It to
G. 0. P. IMPS
ED OVERHOL8ER WINS BY 327
OVER H18 DEMOCRATIC
DEMOS ELECT 2 COMMISSIONERS
Socialist Mayor Elected At Krebs.—
Pete Duffy Still Mayor of El Reno.—
Other City and Town Elec-
tions Over the State.
|U.$. CIVIL JEIWICE
IFOR POSITION Of 1
the world through the medium of the
United States civil service commis-
sion, which will have to pass on the
points of the candidates.
For fear that a whole slew of
woman blacksmiths will descend on
the National museum, the civil serv-
ice annoucement is headed In large,
aggressive letters, “Blacksmith
(Male)" and then goes on to say:
"The United States civil service
commission announces an open com-
petitive examination for blacksmith, for men only." Therefore, the dainty
young blacksmithess who knows how to grab the off hind foot of a recal-
citrant mule, slap It Into her lap and then hammer a hot shoe Into place
on a hoof that would sink a dreadnought, need not apply for the museum
Job. Not that she wouldn’t be entitled to a place in the museum—for she
would—but they just don't want her over there. It’s a rank discrimination
against the fairest and most tender of our budding young girl blacksmiths,
but the hardened old scientists at the government’s bl£ aggregation of
George Washington’s uniforms and pterodactylic boneB don’t want any fe-
male blacksmiths roughing up the Iron to make It look red hot. Not a bit of
It. They want a man.
National Capital Quite Happy Without Congress
rpO many minds the natlonat capital without congress may seem like "Ham-
1 let” without the melancholy Dane, but It is not; au contralre, as they say
In dlplomatlo circles, the government goes ahead without appearing to miss
the legislators. Of course, President
PM J1J3T AS CLAD
JO GET AWAY
AS THEY ARE
TO GET RID
Wilson has not said that he "Is glad
to get congress off his hands,” but
some folks suspect—some folks sus-
pect. So official Washington has been
as reconciled to the departure of
congress as "big business,” that bug-
aboo of imaginative minds, popularly
is supposed to be.
First and foremost, the various
executive departments do not live In
constant dread of legislation that
may turn them topsy-turvy. Criticism
on the floor of congress of blindness to the civil service, or other alleged sins
of commission or omission, is not to be feared, and In other ways the minds
of the department heads and their aids are greatly lightened.
Moreover, the heads of the departments no longer are besieged dally,
not to say nightly also, by regiments of statesmen In search of jobs for Im-
portunate constituents. Of course, there Is no "closed season* *>r office
seekers, but the pressure Is greatly relieved when the statesmen hie them
home and get out of reach of the post office department, the department of
agriculture and other happy hunting grounds for the self-sacrlllclng hordes
Which are willing to serve Uncle Sam—for a consideration.
Beyond this, the pension bureau Is relieved of dally calls from congress-
men, In person and over the phone. The army and navy no longer are im-
portuned for honorable discharges for men who had been discharged from
the service for every crime In the calendar, from cowardice to grand larceny
—of which the former Is considered the greater offense.
And so It runs on through euch executive department; peace prevails
within their precincts and opportunity Is afforded to perform the real work
for which they were created.
Oklahoma City.—Ed. Overholser, re-
publican, was elected mayor of Okla-
homa City by a plurality of 327 over
W. D. Gault, democrat, his nearest op-
Dr. J. G. Street, democrat, won the
commissionership of public property
aver H. G. Eastman, republican, by a
rote of 3,912 to 3,391.
Mike Donnelly, democrat, was elect:
ed commissioner of accounting and
finance with a vote of 3,280. Bob Par-
uian, republican, was second in the
race with a vote of 3,560.
The total vote cast for mayor was
7,070, according to complete unofficial
returns from all precincts. Of this
number J. Li. Norton, independent can-
didate, was given 638, and M. R. Gal-
llon, socialist, v-as given 581. In 1911
the vote for mayor was 8,260. The
voting strength of the city, according
to registration figures is 9.760.
As a result of the election the new
board of city commissioners will con-
sist of three democrats and two re-
publicans. J. T. Highley, democrat,
will hold over as commissioner of
public safety and Guy E. Ulackwelder,
republican, continues in office as com-
missioner of public works.
Results of the mayor’s race turned
the tables between the Gault and Over-
holser families. In 1890 W. J. Gault,
father of W. D. Gault, defeated Henry
Overholser, father of Ed Overholser,
for mayor and became the first regu-
larly elected mayor of Oklahoma City.
In the board of education elections
six democrats were named and three
republicans. One of the democrats,
G. A. Morris of the fourth ward, had no
republican opposition, while F. H.
Dixon, republican frcm the country
district, came through without oppo-
Over the State.
Returns from municipalities holding
elections In the state indicate that
but little effort was made by the va-
rious political parties to draw party
lines in the contests for the various
offices. In many cities and towns the
candidates ran as Independents.
In Krebs, J. A. Nixon, a socialist,
was elected mayor; in Guthrie, two
women were elected members of the
school board, while at Chickasha alone
the vote was overwhelmingly demo-
cratic in each instance.
Many Jobless View Rock Pile, but Few Tackle It
p VERY once in so often a great philanthropy, carefully planned In advance
£ out of pure altruistic motives, curls up nnd dies In an unaccountable fash
ion. Such an occasion Is this—involving two District commissioners, a social
problem and a rock pile located at
South Capitol nnd M streets.
In an effort to solve the question
of unemployment the commissioners
decided to allow 30 men—husky men,
armed with their own hammers—to
break up the rock pile. It was possi-
ble, snid the commissioners, for a for-
ward-looking, earnest man to earn
ubout a dollar a day.
Among the first to arrive was n
large colored man, whoso unalterable
determination to become a pugilist at
at the expense of Ids wife, had led to au Intermittent acquaintance with Oc-
coquan. He Btudlod the pile from various angles. He patted the concrete
with his hand. Then he sighed. All of the concrete was equally hard.
“All'll go baclj to Jail," he said, In a low, sorrowful voice; "de rock ain’t
no ha’dor dun dls and you gets fed free.”
One man worked furiously—so furiously that they went to him and ques-
• "You seem Interested In your work," they said.
"Not me," he puffed, taking another terrific slam at the concrete, "I’m
'getting myself In condition so 1 cun boat up the guy that tipped me off about
So the rock pile remains, n silent and sinister monument. And with It
reniuins the problem of finding work for the unemployed, or perhaps the
commissioners have demonstrated there Is little or no real unemployment
Guthrie.—The city election resulted
In W. M. Mitchell being elected com
missioner of public safety; Fred Beck,
school treasurer; Mrs. E, S. Lowther
and Mrs. O. L. Brooks, members of
the board of education. The clwirtei
amendment reducing the tenure of of-
fice for city officials from six to two
years, carried by a large majority.
perry,—c. O. Vannest, republican,
defeated Fred Kretch, democrat, for
mayor by 71.
Secretary Daniels Acts as First Aid to Cupid
Q ECRKTARY OF THE NAVY DANIKt.8 hns received numerous congratula-
te tlons as to tho result of his assuming the role of first aid to Cupid
through reinstating Joseph E. Austin us a member of the service. Austin,
an ensign, wus dismissed from the
service because he married the girl of
his choice while Ills ship was In Hon-
olulu harbor several years ago. At
that time tho nuvul regulations for-
bade the marriage of Junior officers
because It was felt their salary was
not enough for two to live on.
Mrs. Austin, resenting the sug-
gestion that she was a handicap to
her husband, Interested .Secretary
Daniels, and he persuaded- congress
to puhb a law reinstating Austin.
Then, when criticized, ho declared If he was In love with a girl and that girl
would marry him, he would wed her no matter what the cost.
Elaborating IiIh views In his home, the secretary said:
"When we follow the lodestar of love wo cannot go far wrong. In every
walk of life tho married man Is far more efficient than tho single one. The
latter has no distinct purpose In life. But tho married man has. There are
the wife and tho babies to think of. And ho must of necessity be more
Btoady than the man who cares only for himself.
"Ever since I havo been In public life 1 have advocated marriage. It Is
the greatest steadier In llfo. And I want to say here that no matter what
others may think. I do not believe that men should be refused the right to
vbey the dictates of love by red tape regulations."
Anadarko.—VV. H. Cnstlo, republi-
can, elected mayor by 102.
El Reno.—P. P. Duffy, mayor of El
Reno, 'was re-elected, defeating T. F.
Hensley, his nearest opponent by 279
"So Kitty is back from the front?”
"Yes; she couldn’t find anybody in-
teresting or romantic to nurse.”
"What are the best fruits of court-
"I should say dates and pairs."
This Lady Was Very Nenroni, On
Account of Serious Womanly
Trouble. But Now Sho
Murrycross, Ala.—The following Is
from Mrs. W. J. Daugherty, this place:
"I will write a full statement of my
condition before I had taken C&rdui.
I was very weak. I bad not any nerve
at all and could not stand any noise,
aad bad female complaints.
At last my doctor told me to try
Cardul and I did so, and I can say, it
Sure has cured me sound and well, and
am glad to tell anyone what It did for
me, and it will help any suffering
I can’t praise Cardul enough. I wish
every woman would believe what I say
and give Cardul a trial, and they will
find my word to be true.
Cardul Is all I take In the way of
medicine. We always keep It In the
bouse for my benefit.
When I was told to try Cardul I did
not think I would, but my friends kept
on at me until I got one bottle, and It
did me so much good that I kept on
My back has got well, my nerve Is
all right and my old tired feeling has
gone, and I am stout and strong as a
woman can be. I am glad to say it
was Cardul that I can praise for my
Your druggist sells Cardul. Try It.—
Everything—in the professor’s eyes
—depended upon this last test. His
work of research for years was now
about to either prove a success or a
To the P. the air seemed electri-
fied, and he had success in view when
he heard the familiar step of a doctor
“Well, what is it, old man? Can’t
you see I'm frightfully busy?"
A smile broke over the doctor’s
“It’s a bonnie boy, sir—a little son
"All right—all right!” Irritably
growled the professor, whose thoughts
were far removed from the outside
world. “Be so good as to send him
away, but ask him what he wants pes-
tering round here at this unearthly
hour, will you?"
Profuse explanations follow-.
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A man’s favorite way of saying noth-
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The man who has to use the street
cars gets a lot of pleasure out of read-
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Westfall Drug Co., Kodak Dopt.
206 W. Main Eastman Agent* Oklahoma City
A cynic Is a person who knows the
price of everything and the value of
The Polite French.
Bacon—You know the French are
very polite people.
Egbert—I have always heard so.
“Why, even when they take a Ger-
man trench it is said they apologize.”
Going Too Far.
“There is no way of conquering the
overbearing and dictatorial attitude of
a man,” remarked the determined-
“I thought your husband favored
your ideas in most matters.”
“He is a tyrant at heart. I asked
him whether he thought women
should be permitted to vote and he
said he thought they should be coni
pelled to do so."
Gets Job; Dies First Day.
John J. Cullen had been out of
work since January. Almost every
day he had applied for work from the
contractors building a bridge across
the Passaic river between Belleville
and Arlington, N. J.
An extra man was needed and the
contractors put Cullen to work.
Pleased at getting a job, he worked
with zest until noon. As he was leav-
ing the bridge for lunch he fell into
the water a few feet from shore.
The water was shallow. Cullen
rose to his feet and staggered to
shore. Then he dropped again. When
men reached him he was dead. He
was thirty-five years old, and lived
at 216 Cleveland avenue, Harrison.
Encountered the Widow’s 3mite.
"I drapped down on muh knees befo’
de widdah,” related Brother Waller,
"and pou’ed fo’th muh confectionary
sedimunt8 wld all de ellerquince of a
puhsidin’ eldah. And de lady dess
nach’ly rotched out and slapped me
flat! What do yo’ call dat, sah?”
“Uh-well, sah,” replied Brother Cud-
dyhump, who Is a bit of a wag, "I
reggin dat was the widow’s smite dat
we reads about. Uh-yaw! haw haw!”
—Kansas City Star.
:r.°: MACHINERY SALES CO.
For to® LOW FRICKS they can '
inalce you ou tho light running
MISSOURI HAY PRESS
and self starting
Wisconsin 8ns and Oil Engines ft,?
BUoe, Ensilage Cutters, Cream Separators.
SIS Main St., Okla. City, Okie. It will r*7
AHomeCempenq S Strwf Corny Mg
Every Year Millions of Dollars Worth
of Crops are Destroyed by Ball.
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MIDEKE SUPPLY CO.
304 Weil lit Street, Oklahoma City, Okla.
MR. ROUNDER A DIPLOMAT
Plunger—I felt awfully sorry for a
poor guy down at the exchange today.
He lost five thousand on cotton and
all the boys were guying him, and as
he started off home they taunted him
with the prediction that his wife
would land on him roughly. The poor
chap acted as though he felt pretty
bad about it.
Mrs. Plunger (sympathetically) —
Poor fellow! No doubt h» used his
best judgment, and if his wife turns
on him because of his reverses she
Is not worthy to be called wife. But,
who wus the man?
Plunger—Why—er—It was me.—
Woman's Home Companion.
Anyone That Could Get Away With
Excuse He Offered Is Deserving
of the Name.
Mr. Rounder lay In the hospital
with a broken leg and a bruised head.
But they weren’t worrying him most.
There In the morning paper was the
whole story of one too many joy rides,
chorus girls and all, staring from
His wife—he knew Her too well.
Even while he pictured the scene
In the divorce court, she came in, stiff
and cold and threatening, the telltale
paper clutched in a trembling hand.
"Well?” she demanded accusingly.
Then came his Inspiration.
■ "Lucretla!” he whispered, reaching
toward her, in spite of the pain his
movements gave him. "I—I thought
the automobile w’as a jitney bus, and
before I discovered the difference, It
whizzed away with me, and—”
She Interrupted him with a wild
“Oh, Jonathan! I knew you couldn’t
have done anything so absurd!"
Manlike, he forgave her.—Judge.
“That poem of yours about spring
had some hard lines to scan. The
feet were difficult to manage.”
“Well, In spring you must expect to
have hard lines and take extra care
about your feet.”
Redd—Is he Improving In his golf?
Greene—Oh, yes. He can say "fore"
in three languages now.
Chickasha.—O. Kauffman, domoernt
was elected mnyor, defeating A.
Haight, republican by 452 votes. All
democrats were elected.
Cushing.—Charles E. Droege was re-
elected mayor of Cushing over three
Shawnee. -Frank Stearns, republi-
can, was elected mayor of Shawnee
defeating Harry C. Myers, democrat,
by 110 votes.
Enid.—J. It. Clover was elected
mayor of Enid over J. L. Reger by a
majority of sixty-six votes.
Durant.—In one of the largest votes
ever polled In a municipal election In
Durant democrat candidates werg
elected as follows: James Yarbrough,
mayor; Victor Phillips, city attorney;
George Roberts, street commissioner;
E. H. Stewart, city treasurer, B. M.
Head, city clerk.
Ardmore.—L. V. Mullen, democrat,
was elected mnyor of ardmore.
Clinton.—C. K. Gauaway, democrat,
ChlcHgo.—William Hale Thompson
was elected ntayor of Chicago by an
estimated plurality of 130,000. Returns
from 1,400 precincts out of 1,566 in-
dicated that he bad carried the en-
tire republican city ticket to victory.
The city council probably wont re-
publican, which would be the first time
In years. The socialists vote appar-
ently did not exceed twenty thousand.
Tho prohibition party candidate, John
Hill, ran far behind the socialist can
Wear and Tear
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