The Choctaw Herald. (Hugo, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 27, 1913 Page: 4 of 4
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Hugo was generous enough to put a big clock
in the steeple of the Frisco station, and it appears
that the Frisco does not appreciate it enough to
keep it running. For months the thing has been
there, its face covered with a cloth and being of
no benefit to anyone. Why not ask the Frisco to
return the gift and place it in the city hall or the
county court house? It would look nice in either
Last Saturday Hugo presented her old-time
self. The crowd on the streets was equal to that
of a circus day in the ordinary town, but was just
an ordinary Saturday for Hugo. Since the peo-
ple know that they can come without danger of
a terrible epidemic they have regained their old
love for a sight of the city.
TWO business administrations of Clarksville,
Texas, according to the Times, has almost
lifted the indebtedness of the city. Clarks-
ville was wagging along under an indebtedness of
something like $15,000 until business was given
the right of way in the administration of city af-
fairs, and now the Times informs the people'that
the city is practically free from this indebted-
ness. In the recent primary all the people of all
the political parties took a hand in the nomination
of the new officers in Hugo and they owe it to
the city to give all an administration full of busi-
ness. There is no money in being a member of
the council, but there will be bushels of honor for
the men who will put the water works system on
a revenue basis. Nothing will be a greater adver-
tisement to the city than to tell the world that we
have the best water system in the country and
that it is paying the city large dividends. If we
w.ould attract business we must first make an ex-
hibition of our business.
Wonder if the extra session of the Oklahoma
legislature will do any better than the regular
session? It could rfot do any worse.
Senator McAlester is making good in the state
senate. You seldom see his name in the big pap-
ers—but he is playing for the people and not the
While the civic league of the city is making a
city beautiful out of Hugo, they should remember
thaj most unsightly thing in the city is the
mud holes and frog ponds at irregular intervals.
These add to the unsightliness of the city, and al-
so the likelihood of an epidemic of typhoid. In al-
most every ward in the city the people are howl-
ing about these ponds, and they have a right to
howl. They are a menace to the health of the
people and should be drained and filled.
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1 STYLE ANDQLALITY f
are the main factors in the making of our J|
Suits for Men and Women g
The children of the city had sever-
al very successful Easter hunts last
Mrs. Jesse W. Davis has returned
from an extended visit to points in
W. E. Schooler is attending the
state meeting of the Woodmen at
The county commissioners were in
session at the court house Tuesday.
Look over the classified ad columns
of The Herald. It will pay you.
Justice J. P. Winchester of Forney
was in town Monday.
Dr. Gee and wife of Ervin were
in the city Saturday.
Senator Rodgers is in Poteau this
week on business.
J. W.- Babb of Grant was in the
city last week.
Miss Moody Boyett was a visitor
in Paris Sunday.
A. M. Works has returned from
COOKE TALKS ON MUNICIPAL i
Inefficiency in city departments of>
Chicago or any other city can be wip-1
ed out, costly mistakes averted, slov- j
enly management remedied and above i
all, politicians eliminated by the ap-:
plication of scientific management in:
the city hall, acording to Morrs L.
Cooke, director of public works at'
Philadelphia, the first city in the na-
tion to test the usefulness of the
system in municipal affairs.
Speaking from experience, Mr.
Cooke said scientific management
would bring about the following re-
Eliminate politics from the routine
business of the city.
Double the efficiency of the fire
and police departments, the board of
public works and the clerical employ-
Cause employes to feel sure of their
jobs as long as they prove capable of
Makes employes realize that pro-
motion is possible and that they will
I be given the first chance when a
higher position becomes vacant,
j "When I first went to work under
| Mayor Blankenburg to introduce sci-
entific management in the city hall,
the politicians said we would fail In
| spite of that, I had no trouble. I do
j not deal with politicians. Today the
j men are better satisfied, doing bet-
I ter work, and are looking forward
! for promotion.
"The board of public works should
be as close to the people as the fire
and police departments. I told our
' > them to
important as the other departments.
They have done it.
"Whenever there is a vacancy we
tak the name of the man who stands
first with the civil service commis-
sion. In the case of examinations
for better positions, we let our em-
ployes take them. We look after ev-
ery employe individually.
"In establishing scientific manage-
ment it isfutile to consider dividends
as the object. We stand for hjgh
wages and low labor cost and a maxi-
mum productiveness for all.
"One-half the brains of the world
are in the laboring classes, and yet,
according to Marshall, *of this a
great part is fruitless for want of
Scientific management may be de-
fined as, first, a definite working pol-
icy applicable wherever human ef-
forts are put forth; second, the intro-
duction of the laboratory methods in-
to every day affairs; third, the ac-
ceptance of the dictates of science in
the place of personal opinion and
tradition. It is filling, not bridging
the chasm between capital and labor.
The trial of Dr. Teem ia scheduled
Vester Haygood and "Heavy" Far-
ris were visitors in Paris Sunday.
Copyright Hart Schaffner 8c Marx
There is none better at any price.
We absolutely guarantee every one
we sell to be the highest tailored gar-
ment obtainable. We have all the
new weaves in many color combina-
$13.50 to $35.00
$12.50 to $30.00
New English effect in tan and black.
Lace and button in many shapes.
Best makes. All are guaranteed to
$3.00 to $7.00
New Spring styles in all the newest
colors. Late shapes, such as four-
tip, telescope and Fedora. Trimble
and Stetson makes.
$3.00 to $7.00
THE PIONEER EST A BUSH ME NT OF THE CITY.
ana ponce departments. I
employes that it was up to
| make the board of public v
( C. C. Cole of Soper w s in the city
Claude Biard of Grant was in the
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i First State Takes Over Oklahoma State
THE STORE WITH FASHIONS LITEST.
5 J. W. CHESTER, President
l#i W. Y. WEBB, V-President
F. M. CALDWELL, Assistant Cashier Jfi
WRIGHT BOMFORO, Secretsry
Combined Deposits, $90,000.00
The Oklahoma State bank of Hugo,
Oklahoma, was taken over by the
state bank commissioner on Tuesday
morning prior to the time of opening
the bank. The bank did not have suf-
ficient reserve to meet their clearings
and were carrying a considerable
amount of past due and uncollectable
paper, and it is problematical as to
what amount can be realized on a ma-
jority of the notes held by the bank,
and included in their assests.
After a careful examination of the
condition of the Oklahoma State
Bank, by Messrs. W. R. Samuel and
H. M. Foster, assistant bank com-
missioners, a deal was consumnated
and closed with the officers and di-
rectors of the First State bank, to
purchase the real estate, warrants,
furniture and fixtures, and a certain
amount of the notes, which are con-
sidered good and collecteable, and as-
sume the deposits with the exception
of that of the county treasurer, for
$7,000.00 which is secured by a per-
sonal bond, and under the banking
law is not allowed protection by the
depositors guaranty fund.
The stockholders will lose all the
stock that they had in the bank, and
also be additionally liable for an as
sessment to meet any deficit that
there may be between the amount of
assets bought and taken over by the
First State Bank and the deposits.
The First State Bank will pay all
the deposits of the Oklahoma State
Bank on demand, but in view of the
fact that their depositors are pro-
tected by the State Guaranty Law,
it is to be hoped that those who had
deposits in the Oklahoma State bank
will appreciate this law by leaving
their deposits in the First State bank
until it is necessary for them to with-
draw same in the course of business.
While this law is a little hard on
the bankers who have to sustain the
same, it is one of the greatest pro-
| tections to the people that has ever
been enacted into law. Had the Ok-
lahoma State Bank not been under
the provisions and protection of the
state guaranty law it is very doubt-
ful if the people who had their money
in this institution would have realiz-
ed more than fifty cents on the dol-
lar, but under the present guaranty
law of the state of Oklahoma, they
will not lose one cent. In fact the
people who have money in a guaran-
teed state bank in Oklahoma have
never lost a penny by the failure of
a bank, and the people should certain-
ly appreciate this law which fully
protects them from any loss when
their money is deposited in a state
bank in Oklahoma.
We have had bank failures ever
since the origin of the banking busi-
ness, and some of these bank failures
have carried loss and financial ruin
in their wake because the people had
no protection for the money deposi-
ted in these failed institutions of the
past, but these conditions have pass-
ed away in Oklahoma so far as state
banks are concerned.
The people of Hugo and vicinity who
had their money in the Oklahoma
State Bank, which has just failed,
should appreciate what a great pro-
tection this law has been and is to
W. R. SAMUEL,
Assistant Bank Commissioner.
Storm at Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton, 0., March 25—Dayton, ex-
cept for its most remote suburbs, to-
night was covered from 8 to 20 feet
with a seething flood. Any attempt
to estimate the loss of life is hope-
less. It is sure to run into the hun-
dreds and more likely into thousands.
The property loss will totl millions.
Springfield, O., March 25—The
mayor of Dayton, in an appeal made
to the mayor of this city, reported
at 8 o'clock tonight, that the water
is 13 feet deep in theh union sta-
tion and that, according to uncon-
firmed reports, 5,000 are dead and
fully 30,000 are homeless.
The water on Main street, in the
down town section is 20 feet deep,
and fires are raging throughout the
city. Hundreds of people are in the
upper stories of large office buildings
•and there is no possible chance to
rescue them until the flood subsides.
At Piqua the huge hydraulic dam
has given way and 540 lives have
The l.ewiston dam broke this fore-
noon and hundreds of tons of water
will reach here tonight, which will
swell the river and cause additional',
loss and suffering. r"
JEW ASKS QUESTIONS.
A Hugo traveling man tells the [
! following story of a jew. The other j
day he was on an A. & C. train and >
| was pulling out of Durant. A little)
j dog at the depot there makes it a j
; special business to wait intil the I
, train starts out from the s. tion and
runs along beside it barking, like he
i wanted to take hold of it. The trav-
l cling man sat down beside a Jew, one
: of the kind who conducts a little
| clothing business on a side street,
j Both were interested in watching the
j efforts of the little dog in barking I
| and trying to keep up with the in-!
! creasing speed of the train. When
; the train had passed the dog, the
; Jew turned to his seat mate and said:
i "I vonder vat de leetle dog vould do
mit dis train if he vas to catch it?"
M. L. Webb has returned from Ok-
lahoma City, where he has been for
some time, having been sent to rep-
resent Hugo in the matter of the
Boswell court town bill.
Miss Zue-Mac Bronaugh arrived
home last week to spend the Easter
season with her parents and friends.
She is a student in the state univers-
ity at Norman.
FOR SALE—Several fine Buff
Orpington chickens for sale at very
reasonable prices. Call on R. J.
Howse at his store on Duke street.
Read our classified column.
A freight train was wrecked on |
| the Hope branch of the A. & C. Mon-1
i day night and the passenger train J
j was several hours late. Five box
j cars were derailed and considerable
| property damage resulted.
j Attorney Charley Welch of Ant-1
lers was in the city Saturday on busi-
W. H. Daficer of Boswell passed
through the city yesterday enroute
home from Paris.
Jeff D. Walker, republican candi-
date for the nomination for sheriff
of this county in 1910, was in the
city this week, representing a big
John Hoffman, employe at the loc-
al postoffice, has been on the sick
list for several days.
SNOW IN HUGO.
As The Herald goes to press, 2 p.
m., Wednesday afternoon, there was
a light snow falling, being driven by
a very strong wind from the north.
Reports from the county arc that a
great deal of damage resulted from
the wind and arin of Tuesday night.
At least fifteen houses in theh city
were blown from foundations, but so
far as could be learned no one was
State of Oklahoma,
County of Choctaw. SS.
In the County Court.
In the matter of the estate of Sam
Notice is hereby given that letters
of administration on the estate of
Sam Shapu, deceased, were granted
to the undersigned by the County
Court of the County of Choctaw,
State of Oklahoma, on the 20th day
of March, 1913.
All persons having claims against
said estate are required to exhibit
the same to the undersigned at the
office of Cocke & Willis, Hugo, Ok-
lahoma, for allowance, within six
months after the date of this publi-
cation with necessary vouchers, or
they will be forever precluded from
any benefit of said estate; or said
claims may be filed in said County
Dated this the 25th day of March,
LEON SIIAPU, i
Cocke & Willis, Attorneys. m27t4
QF course it's easy enough to find oxfords at
WALK-OVER prices, but not so easy to find
the same kind of oxfords at such prices. For
when you come here, we'll give you better
leather, better workmanship, a little finer style,
more comfort, more vital value, than you've
been accustomed to. And our special skill in
correct fitting is worth a great deal to you.
$4.50 and $5.00 standard prices
Others down to $3.50 and up to $7.00
Real money's worth in every grade
THE GRAND LEADER
IKE HEILIGMAN, Proprietor
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Curd, Jesse G. The Choctaw Herald. (Hugo, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 27, 1913, newspaper, March 27, 1913; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc97686/m1/4/: accessed March 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.