The County Democrat (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, September 20, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL COl’NTY BAPFR
TE( l MSKIL OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 20. 1912.
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HERE; SET UP
ing out brooms will then begin.
The people of Tecumseh are
anxious to see the plant in oper-
ation and hope to see the owners
make a big success with the en-
terprise, as they feel one success
calls for some other.
Tecumseh is Good Enough For Is. From Seventy Down to Seventeen.
Last Installment Arrived This nar(] t0 pjgure Out,
Week—Actual Work to Start
in a Few Days.
The broom factory, this week,
received their last installment of
machinery and it is now being
placed in the building, getting
everything in readiness to ptart
Manager Green is pushing the
■work as rapidly as possible as
he is quite anxious to begin
turning out the brooms. He
says he will endeavor to make a
broom that will compare with
any of the old factories, both in
quality and in price.
The company has ordered a
large shipment of broom corn
shipped from Western Oklahoma
and as soon as it arrives every-
thing will be in shape to begin
operation and the work of turn-
Tecumseh is steadily growing.
Every week some new comer
drops in and some former Te-
cumsehians return. This week
Witt Stewart with his family re-
turned Mr. Stewart says he is
| back to stay, that Tecumseh is,
_ (the best town of its size in the
While it is hard to figure out j state and he has come to stay the
why a live, wide-awake bunch of balance of his days, let that bo j
fellows like those in Oklahoma * n' "r 1 >rt '
... . . . M. H. Tennison another old
City should want the state capi- i ,. . . . . .. . i
iTecum9ehian moved back to this!
tal, yet if they do want it we are | Qity from Sparkg thi8 week. Mr.
for them. The men who have Tennison says he hasn’t felt sat-
built Oklahoma City have done isfied since he left Tecumseh and
more to advertise and settle up j bas been anxious to get back.
this state than all other towns of Mr' Tennison has opened the
! Commercial Hotel and will make
tha state combined. Aside from ^ pUce Qne of the be9t little
this, Oklahoma City i9 located boteia jn the county. Tecumseh
properly to be the capital and is welcomes all their former resi-
accessible to all parts of the state.: dents.
It is a white man’s town, some-! --
thing that Guthrie never wanted ; E. J. Dickerson and son Joe
to and never' will be. Let the returned Monday from Chicago
capital remain at Oklahoma City j where they have been for the
and let Guthrie stay in the “Jim ; past two weeks. Mr. Dickerson
Crow” section, where she is from says he didn’t hear much politics
choice and where she belongs.—
The Hammon News.
discussed but every one seems to
think Wilson will oarry all.
THE CAPITAL QUESTION
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Will the Taxpayers of Oklahoma De
dine a Gift of $1,500,000?
Capital Location 1890 to 1910.
First located at Oklahoma City by
the Territorial Legislature, November,
1890; bill vetoed by Governor Steele
through the influence of Guthrie cit-
izens. Retained at Guthrie until 1910
through Federal legislation.
Located by the People, 1910.
Located at Oklahoma City by the
people of the State by 60,000 majority
June Uth, 1910.
Guthrie Inter fered With Construction.
Guthrie attacked validity of the
election in the oourts. Supreme Court
of Oklahoma decided election void be-
cause of defective ballot title; but also
held that the 1913 clause of enabling
act was void, and that either the people
or the legislature oould locate the
Legislature Locates Capital.
Pursuant to said deoision. Governor
Haskell oalled legislature in extra ses-
sion, and the capital was located by the
legislature at Oklahoma City, Decem-
ber. 1910, for the third time.
Guthrie Starts Another Suit, Sup-
reme Court of U. S. Decides in
Favor of Oklahoma City.
Guthrie attacked validity of act of
legislature but lost in the Supreme
Court of Oklahoma, and of the United
States, which also declared the 1913
clause null and void; Guthrie filed ap-
plication for rehearing which was denied
November 13th, 1911.
Oklahoma City Protects Interest of
From June, 1910, to November, 1911,
severe drouth in the State; business bad-
ly paralized; real estate values seriously
affected. Oklahoma City in order to pro-
tect the interest of the State, deeded to
Governor Cruoe 650 acres of land, and
placed $100,000 cash in his hands to be
used for the erection of the capitol sub-
ject to the approval of the legislature.
Guthrie Again Stops Construction on
March, 1912, Guthrie began circula-
tion of petition for new eleotion to amend
and permanently locate the capital at
Guthrie; the State to build same at the
cost of the tax payers.
Will the tax payers of the State leave
the oapital at Oklahoma City and receive
$100,000 in cash and lands appraised at
$1,400,000, or will they remove the capi-
tal to Guthrie and pay $1,500,000 them-
selves for the erection'of the oapital?
If you would leave the oapital at Okla-
homa City, and save to the tax payers of
the State Oklahoma City’sJ’magnifieent
gift, vote “NO” on the proposed amend-
ment to the constitution locating the capi-
tal permanently at Guthrie. ~!_-
The marriage licenses issued
for the past week shows interest
along these lines, begins at an
early age and doesn’t stop at all.
The ages begin at seventeen and
run up to seventy.
William T. Ward, Tribbey, 22,
Mattie E. Ward, McCoinb, 17.
W. A. Ray, Meeker, 70, Susan
D. Field, Meeker, 57.
Frank Fraw, Shawnee, 38,
Virgie Lawson, Shawnee, 33.
J. F. Edwards, McComb, 25,
Leona Melvin, McComb, 17.
Minor A. Wright, Konawa, 20,
Agnes Williams, Konawa, 18.
W. H. Brown, Shawnee, 22,
Maude M. Parch, Shawnee, 22.
E. P. Crabtree, Wanette, 22,
Lena Hay, Wanette, 20.
U. G. Radford, Asher, 21, Josie
Wilson, Asher, 19.
A. W. England, Shawnep, 28.
Sarah Luncford, Shawnee, 18
Harvey Head, McComb, 38,
Beatrice Stephens, Perry, Okla-
Homer E. Alley, Muskogee,23,
Blanche C. Greenweight, Shaw-
Pink Knight, Seminole, 23,
Gracia Waterman, Wewoka, 19.
Frahk Kime, McComb, 25,
Katie filelvin, McComb, 20.
TOOK, AEROPLANE FOR ENEMY
French Birds Investigated Strang*
Creature of the Air and Appear
An extraordinary Instance of the In-
telligence of birds forms the subject
of a letter received by the French
ministry of agriculture from an in-
spector of forests.
Some time ago the Inspector re-
ceived complaints from 'sportsmen,
that quail and partridges had become!
sea1 ce in certain districts. On exam-
ining the matter he found the birds,
had deserted the regions in which'
aerodomes had been installed. Seem-
ingly they took the monoplanes and
biplanes for enormous birds of pey.,
Finding after some time, however,
that their ranks were not thinned by
the strange creatures hovering over-
head, partridges and quail dispatched,
scouts to the aerodomes to examine,
the air craft at close quarters. The
result of the investigations of these
feathered envoys was evidently reas-
suring, for the birds returned to thelri
former haunts and the preserves'
around Le Mans and Rhetms are now
aa well stocked as formerly.
What's Been Done?
For the benefit of our readers
we would like to know what has
beoome of Francis Fleming the I
man who was defeated for tax
Assessor and later was charged
with and proven guilty of taking!
$3000 in gold from a bank in
Shawnee, returing it as 9oon as j
he was found out? What has
been done and what is being
done about this insignificent
Improving His Store.
T. N. Copeland has just com-
pleted a number of improvements
to his store. An additional ware
house has been built and the en-
tire store has been reshelved and
repaired which adds considerably
to the capacity as well as the ap-
pearance of the store.
Practicing For the Moose Chase.
The Tecumseh Gun Club are
qmie busy these days preparing
for the big bull moose ohase
which takes place at a later date.
The active club members who
are putting in good time are:
E. L. Rosebush, Alfred Keis-
ling, J. W. Morrison, Clancy
Morris, J. Kaufman and A. B.
Ramsey. The practice days are
Tuesday and Friday.
Attorneys For The Amarillo Slayer
Agree to Apply to the Court
in Move For Release.
Amarillo, Tex., Sept. 18.—Ap-
plication for a writ of habaes
corpus was agreed upon by
counsel today aa the next step to
secure the release of J. Beal
Sneed, under indictment here
for the murder of A!. G. Boyce,
Jr. This decision was reached
upon failure to agree on the
amount of bond. Counsel stated
that the application would be
Land Mark Gone.
The editor of a woman's magazine
got a letter the other day from a cor-
respondent who asked, "What mourn-
ing. if any, should be worn for a
mother-in-law?” This question is
freighted with meaning. The longer
you look at It the weightier it be-,
comes. The editor answered that It
all depends on the mother-in-law, and
immediately we have an answer qultr.
as weighty as the question. In the
funny papers and in fiction no mother-
in-law was ever taken seriously. In
real life we not only take them serl-
11 ously but we sometimes take them
■with a great deal of affection and re-
spect. The mother-in-law Joke should
have had Its day, and yet out of a
clear sky—well, as I say, the woman
wants to know what mourning—-IF
ANY!—should be worn.—New York
Smith * Newsom are having
the front of their store repainted
which makes the place look much
better. Mr Newsom says a little
paint used at the right time and
in the right place is a mighty
good thing and he recommends
that others could uoe it and not
be out of date.
We want to call the attention
of the city council to the poor
lights we are having. In the
early part of the night you can
hardly see to read at all unless
you have a very strong bulb.
We have had a number of
complaints filed with us and up
to this time have had nothing to
say about the matter, but as the
service seems to get worse in-
stead of better, we thought it
about time to speak up; so lets
have more arid better lights.
The work of tearing down the
old Star hotel is going on this
week. This is one, of the first
buildings ereoted in the city.
This removes another of the old
land marks and the way the old
ones are disappearing it will not
be long until thhy have all dis-
Bull Moose Special.
The Library Board have ar-
ranged to run a special on the
Interurbun to Shawnee next
Tuesday at 4 p. m , to witness
the arrival of the big bull moose,
Theodore Roosevelt, who will
arrive in Shawnee at 5 p
The tickets for the round
will be 20c.
Little Marvin Ticer, the dear
little baby of Mr. and Mrs. John
Ticer, died Sunday. The little
one had been sick only a short
while when the angel of death
oalled and took the little fellow
from the bed of suffering and
placed it upon the pillow of ease
and comfort, where pain, suffer-
ing and death never come. The
little one was laid to rest in the
Mission cemetery Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ticer desire to
express their thanks to their
friends for the many acta of
kindness shown them in their
“WE STAND AT ARMAGEDDON."
Insect’s Call Means a Death.
There is a superstition connected
with the death watch which, like most
superstitions, la based upon the the- |
ory of probabilities. The death watch
Is usually heard in the spring of the j
year and a superstition runs to the ef- |
feet that some one in the house will j
die within the year. Persons who aref .
superstitious are never very strict In 1
the interpretation of the predictions
and therefore, whenever a person dies
In the house or out of It, In the same
room where the death watch was
heard, or across the Atlantic, so that,;
there be some kind of a relationship,
or even acquaintance, between thSj ,
person who hears the omen and th* ,
person dying, the event is sure to be
connected with the prophet!* sounds
of the Insect.
Visitor—Your rival town. Bunkvllle,
Is quite a town, Isn't It?
Uncle Eton—Bah! That town Isn’t,
big enough to get a metropolitan
daily's scarobaed on "The Eyes of the
Entire Country Are Turned .an Bank-
tin* Today" who* they hold a Presi-
dential preference yrtmarj. _
—From New York World
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