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LEGISLATIVE "PJPE DRCftS"
. 1 - -, FORTY MILLION DOLLARS IN AP PROPRIATION BILLS TO DATE. Hout Member Asks for Appropria ilon of $16,000,000 for Project Similar to State Railroad Mtaiure. Oklahoma City, Okla. The biggosl proposed appropriation of the preaeui legislative session appeared when Rep restnlatlve Jeffors of Craig introduce a bill to appropriate fifteen mlllloc dollars for a state oil pipe line run nipg north and south across Oklaho ma and through the oil field. He beal by one day only the state rallroac .measure which asks for about ten mil lion for a Btate railroad running north, went and southeast across the state Altogether something like forty mil Hon dollars of appropriation bilU nav been Introduced to date. Next tc state railroads and pipe line project! is a bill asking three million for con solidated rural high schools. For the state penitentiaries at McAlester md Granite. $871,700 is asked for building and $750,000 for maintenance. For th asylum at Vlnita, $700,000 ts asked and the state university wants $625,000 rot maintenance and buildings Other In stitutions are asking similar amount! In proportion to their importance. The flood of appropriation bills has given the house committee on appro priations much concern and a plan lnis been agreed upon to report all ap propriations out at one time in two general bills to grant hearings and trim appropriations to what Is really needed. Despite the large amount asked the legislative leaders do not believe that the total appropriation bills passed will run over three mil lion dollars which does not hold out much hopes for railroads and oil pipe lines. Gun Toting Bill Finds Favor. The house committee on criminal Jurisprudence reported out favorably a hill nhsnliitfilv nrohihltintr the sale in 1 Oklahoma of pistols, revolvers, dirks, bowie knives, daggers, brass knucks and other such dangerous weapons. A heavy fine is provided for. the first vio lation of the act; the second convic tion ,niay be punished by iinpilson ment up to two years. All public offi cers carrying arms of necessity must register them with the sheriffs of the respective counties, ana me same l en alties ere provided for those carrying weapons without such registration. The bill is a direct result of the re cent discussion in mai uony iu which the frequency of murders In Oklaho na was referred to as a growing evil that must be stopped. Favor Free Text Books. The state of Oklahoma will spend $230,000 a year in the future for free school books, if the senate accepts the Williams free text book bill, which has been passed to final roll call in the house, and which carries an ap propriation of half a million dollar? for the' next two years. Considerable opposition was made to the bill as en couraging unsanitary conditions and offering greater opportunity for th circulation of germs and spread of con tagion diseases from one family to an other through the school books owned ' in common and used first by one child and then another; but the friends ol the measure urge as more potent ar guments the needs of poor children Protection of Wild Game Urged. A bill putting the ban on autbma tic and repeating shot guns has beer, introduced in the house of represen tatives by Mr. Watrous, who Is seek tag better protection for wild game. A second bill by him provided a refug for prairie chickens and other rare . game now fast disappearing from Ok lahoma. - Game Warden Reports. In accordance with a resolntior adopted recently by the senate, State Oame Warden J. S. Askew furnisher to that body an itemized statement ol the expenditures of his department, in eluding those for propagation of fist and game. From the propagation fund $2,921 hai been spent for the pur chase or fish and $330.65 for live pheas ants, with $13.94 express on the same in addition to 1,675 dozen pheasant eggs purchased at $3 per dozen, am $486.20 express. It Is stated In con nection that 7,000 pheasants have beer reported as hatched and matured fron 20,000 eggs sent out. Reports havejint been received from all of the parties to whom egga were furnished. Governor Signs Bills. Governor Cruce has signed the fol towing bills: By Akins of the house, re appropriating $77,289 for the comple tion ofthe main ball of the state ntil verslty at Norman; by DeFord and Colvllle, legalizing certain deeds tc lots at Edmond; Crawford and Cough tin, Increasing the fees and salaries of sheriffs and their deputies. Decline With Thanks. Governors Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey and Simeon E. Baldwin of Con necticut sent their regrets to the Ok lahoma legislature for not being able to accept the Invitation to address the legislature here. Governor Wll- ton pleads a session of his own legis lature as an excuse; Goxernor Bald win says he Is too fully occupied with his official duties. United States Sen ator "Jim" Reed of Missouri accepted, and will address the legislature la lolat session on February 11. GUN TOTING STIRS HOUSE. Bill Introduced by Jones Sent Back foi Strengthening. Oklahoma City, Okla. The alarmlnf frequency of murder in Oklahoma wai referred to by Representative Jones ot Jefferson In backing his bill proposim to make It a felony , to carry concealec weapons'. "These wholesale murders that dls grace Oklahoma should cease," hi said. "The vast number of homicidet must stop or else no man's life Is safe:' He urged that' harsh punishment for the man carrying concealed ' wea pons would have a good effect in check ing murder, for, he said, a large put cent of hiurders can be traced solel to the fact that the man had his "gun.' So well did Mr. Jones argue his biV that the bouse, at first ' apparentl) Somewhat unsympathetic, was soor. strongly on his side; and In the end the bill was recommitted so that H could be strengthened with an amend ment prohibiting the sale of dangerous weapons, especially "six-shooters, in Oklahoma Floor Leader W; B. An thony of Stephens was the author ot the motion to recommit. Removal Is Made Valid. For the purpose of removing an technical question in regard to ' tb work of the special session of the leg Islature at which the capital location bill was passed, a joint resolution ha been Introduced in the senate by Sen ator Wynne. The resolution is briei and reads as follows: "All procedure had and all acts per formed by the third legislature of the state of Oklahoma convened at Okla noma City on November 28, 1919, are hereby legalized and validated." Senator Wynne stated that It was doubtful whether this resolution would have any affect as against contentions raised and suits already brought, but that if adopted It would serve to pre vent the raising of further technical objections to the work of that session either in suits now pending or to be brought. The other resolution, which was pre sented by Senator Eggerman on behalf of the committee on public buildngs and capital location, disapproves the contracts made between former Gov ernor C N. Haskell and the Citizens' Expense company of Oklahoma City in regard to the payment of certain items of capital expense by the com pany, and authorizes the making of a new contract by the state board ol public affairs on behalf of the state. The resolution also stipulates the order in which the Items of expense shall be paid out of the $71,200 Big Committee Finally Named. ' Seventeen members of the house ot representatives were deeply gratified and about ninety members disappoint ed and more or less dissatisfied, when Speaker Durant named the biggest committee d the session, congression al redisricting. To this committee will be given the task .of passing upon the multitude of bills to redistrlct Oklahoma into eight congressional districts, instead of five, as at present, and reporting out a bill to the best interests or the state and the Democratic party, and to the best liking or he hundred odd members of the lower house, all or whom differ more or less among themselves as to what they want. ' Democratic House Floor leader W. B. Anthony of Stephens county.' ts chairman of the big committee, and the other members are as follows Mr. Crawrord or Pontotoc, Mr. Steen or Mcintosh, Mr. Woodson of Woods, Mr. Webb of Choctaw, Mr. McClintic or Swanson, Mr. Maxey of Pottawa tomie. Mr. .Tayne or Seminole, Mr. Champion of Carter; Mr.'"Coyne of Craig, 'Mr. Coughlln or Tillman. Mr. .Tones of Jefferson, .Mr.' Edwards lot Haskell. Mr. Killam of Delaware, Mr. Toley (Republican) of Beaver and'Mr. Smith (Republican) of Creek. Would Validate Special Session. A resolution has been introduced by Senator Winn validating the acts of the special session In November. This resolution negatively throws doubt on the legality of the capital removal 'esslon. Senator Eggerman, on bs hair of the public buildings committee Introduced a resolution to abolish the Haskell contracts with Oklahoma Cil.v and to authorize the state board of affairs to make new contracts. The house also passed finally the free school books bill which carries an ap proprlatlon or $.)00.000. Columbus Day a Holiday. Governor Cruse has signed the Gouldry bill making Columbus day a holiday. The pen was presented to Senator Gouldlng and wilt be attached to the state banner or the Knights of Columbus. Representatives Coughllng and Coyne, who are members of the order, and Distrist Deputy Fltzpatrick, were also present when the bill was .ilgned. Bill For Good Roads Offered. Among the numerous bills Introduc ed in the lower house Is the good roads ill on which the Committee on ro4 ind highways has been working for ome lime, - it creates a state depart ment of highways; creates a state -ilghway commissioner at a salary or C.nOO a year; a state highway en jlneer at $3,000 a year, and appro priate $lb,000 for the' Expenses of the highway 'department.' A one-mill state tax 'is provided for, and from thU the 4tate Is to bear 10 per sent of the cost Additional Locals - ' i Andrew Bell went to Guymon last Sunday. ' , , . ; Born to Mr. and Mr9. W. H. Burke, on Feb, 6, a girl. . . Dr. Nichols went to Jasper Mon day on a professional visit. , . . For farm loans on easy terms see II. V. Tucker at Liberal. Hi G. Reid returned the first of the week from an eastern trip. . T..J, McDermott and wife are visiting their daughter in Pratt this week. ,,..', , . . , Say" folks, have you seen those foxy valentines at the 5, 10 and 15 Cent Store? Kemper Funk was in Fowler and Meade the first of the week visiting friends. C. Goldsmith is driving on route 3 for I. N. Pennington who is away an a visit. ' By the way, a good letter ought to be written on good stationery. How about yours? Our Campaign for city scales needs your support. Send us a a postal today telling us you are for it. Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Pennington left last week for a months visit with relative at their old home in Springfield Indiana. Mr. E. C. Guymon came in on No. 1 last Saturday and spent Sun day here, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Stoufer. A. A. Framer came in the first of the week from Missouri where he traded for three nice farms. They are located in Douglas county in the heart of the fruit district. If you want your friends and relatives in the east to read the best paper in the county, leave the name and address here. We will introduce them to the Democrat. Missouri Capitol Building burn ed Sunday evening, February 5th, 1911, property loss otie million dollars. Your home may be the next to burn.' Do not delay that insurance, but see Ellsaessr, Woods & Henry. N Sid Long got into action Mon day morning and unloaded several bums from a west bound freight, they were strung along the track for several miles west of town, and quite a crowd gathered to see them walk in. An appeal for a drastic quaran tine is reported because of the out break of smalbox in New Mexico, is made by the local health officials to the state department of health. Over 500 cases are reported within A fifteen mile radius of Clayton; New Mexico, near the Oklahoma line. ' The Christian Ladies' Mission ary Society met with Mrs. J. P. Smith on Second street last Wed nesday afternoon. Mrs. J. S. Miller was leader. A number of guests as well as members were present. After the program Mrs. Smith's daughters, M rs. J, Karau and Mrs. C. E. Woods, served lunch. , Geo. Hill, wife and daughter, Miss Mae, arrived in Liberal last Saturday. They had been visiting relatives at Orange, California for the past three months and were returning to their home near Lor ena Mr. Hill said that he saw no rain whatever while in the de lightful land of fruit and flowers. P. J. Dore of Westville, Okla homa came in the first of the week and bought the well improved farm of W. V. King. It is the N. E. i of section 31-34-31, and is one of the best farms in the county. The consideration was $3,500.00. Mr. Dore takes possession at once, and has rented it to Mr. Hammon tree for the coming year. Mr. Kirlg bought a farm near West ville, Oklahoma, last week, and will leave loon for his new home, i " . Of Choice Vegetables for from. Special Prices to j If you want flour try ll ' A IE, CEOilGE GKGEKY Cft. I KIRKPA1 Several new Mid-winter styles for both now on exhibition Pictures Going. Those holding cards are ad vised to choose soon, first come first served. J. F. :F PHONE 268 Out of The Ginger Jar. The all-round man may also be square. Forecasting the weather is pro phetable business. Some men are born good, but more are made good by their wives. One of the very best rolls for breakfast is a prompt roll out of bed. Toe tlie mark; but, when you are chopping wood, also mark the toe. Whatever may be the straits of the hog he always has a spare rib or two. The hum of industry bears no relation whatever to the ho-hum of the lazy man. ' Time is money, but it requires a great deal of time to convince some folks of that fact. The squirrel travels a good deal by rail, though he is never com pelled to show his ticket. Hunger is the best sauce, we are told, but still there is some thing nice about applesauce. When the pay ia (9 a week it is job; when the compensation 1 J, 1 tlie best hM- 4 i.i. -n.-u ' ; : sr; . . i lM -'i i: ') ' '" '' 'RICK '& "CO ',,U C V HK Notice to Farmers and Feeders. We are prepared to furnish you with any amount or kinds of feed, hay, and grain and assure you our prices will meet with your satisfaction. Write or i phone 1 us and satisfy yourself. ASK FOR PRICES ON HIDES i.J t r it !. t..r. I I $25, it is a position. Science has decided that a kiss is infectious osculation, but plain people are satisfied with the good old name. Far more than in the smile that won't come off, is the average woman interested in the hair that won't come off. ' We are disposed to say unkind things about the mule, but the fact remains that there are many men who are worse kickers. A greater than Luther Burbank has invented a collar-button that will not roll when dropped, but will lie just where it falls. Little Johnny Jones found a switch and took it to his teacher, but it happened to be one that she dropped in taking off her peach basket hat. La Grippe Coughs Strain and weaken the system and if not checked may develop into pneumonia. No danger of this when Foley's Honey and Tar is taken promptly. It is a reliable family medicene for all coughs and colds, and acts quickly and eeffec- tivniv in rtspn nf eroUD. Refuse substitutes. Sold by all Druggists. you to select Case Buyers. ..is men and women l'Hl M i -SONS J LIBERAL, KANSAS .i,hi . ill , H " Lost A school treasurers book, Dist. No. 1 of Stevens county, and also a private account book, were lost somewhere in Liberal. Finder please return to J. E. Mann. Reasonable reward. For Sale. Four room house well windmill, three lots. Very desirable terms. Call at this office. tf. For Sale. . A few choice K. C. W. Leghorn chickens. Mrs. G. E. Chittenden. 1- 20-3-t-pd. Kt. 4 Liberal. For Sale. 1G0 acres of mixed land in the Hoskinson neighborhood in Stevenson county. 120 acres in cultivation and small house. Price $2,500.00 easy terms. Ad dress H. H. Beard, Kt. 3, Lib eral, Kansas. 2-3-3t-Pd. Sale or Trade I have a four room house which I will lease for 8 months or sell for monthly payments. T. A. Jones