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   Gulicks Weekly Review (Newspaper) - January 27, 1912, Muskogee, Oklahoma                                GULICKS WEHCLY REVIEW VOL. 4. MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA, JAN. 27, 1912. NO. 30. What Other Cities are Doing The Effective Big Stick. Kansas City Star. Quite obviously the one effective hold a city can have to enforce a public utility franchise or contract is the right and power of municipal purchase. If this needed more proof than Kansas City already had, the additional proof has been afforded by the controversies with the gas company. Forfeiture as a remedy manifestly amounts to little., Kansas City might have forfeited the gas franchise. But the city does not want to stop such a necessary public service, without the ability to provide the service through some other agency. And the gas company has demonstrated that even a penalty clause in a contract is of Bmall value. There is always an injunction handy to prevent the city from enforcing penalties. Though eventually the city might establish its .rights, the slow machinery of "summary processes" may put off the remedy until there is nothing left to cure! Unless the city is in a position to take over a utility and run it, the city will not be able to answer satisfactorily the question, "What are you going to do about it?" which the arrogance of the gas company and itB glaring breeches of faith imply. movements appear to have much in common and neither is lacking in strong intellectual appeal. Pork Barrel for Arkansas River? The "bureau of publicity, national rivers and harbors congress," that is always hanging round the pork barrel, promises that a $30,000,000 river and harbor appropriation will be passed iby Congress It claims to have the needed assurances. Why  Not  In  Oklahoma? A recommendation for the passage of laws which would permit the state to go into the business of developing its waterpower and selling it for public and private use was contained in the first annual report of the newly-created conservation commission which was presented to the New York legislature last week. The commission has found that undeveloped water power, aggregating 1,271,-000 horsepower, could gradually toe made to perform work now done by steam produced by coal bought in other states. The commission calculates that the surplus waters from the barge canal alone would provide 50,000 horsepower, which the state could dispose of without question of itB right to do so. Another interesting recommendation of the commission is its indorsement of the plan of Governor Dix to employ prisoners at growing nursery stock and making the prison grounds into nurseries from which young trees could toe sold at cost. "Separate City and County." Kansas City is beginning to recognize that a city government cannot be effectually conducted when hampered by the "county constituency." Cities of Oklahoma are feeling the efect in a remote way, and as the cities of this state grow the effect will be more direct. The folowing is taken from the Star of recent date, showing the attitude of the people regarding the continued amalgamation: "The ways and means committee of the Commercial Club, composed of 566 members, is ready to begin an active movement to separate Kansas City from Jackson county. "At a luncheon of the committee held this afternoon at the Hotel Baltimore a motion favoring the separation of the city'and county was given a unanimous vote. The motion, recommended to the directors of the club that a special committee be appointed to study the law and find the best method to pursue in beginning the effort. "There was general discussion of the motion. Not one of a dozen speakers opposed the idea. All were in favor of immediate active work. The recommendation of all the speakers was that the subject toe not allowed to rest until the measure either is adopted or rejected by the people. Would Save $300,000 Annually. 'The city can easily at this time separate from the county as there are proper laws that will allow it,' O. H. Swearingen said. 'In every way it would be better for the city because we could save a large amount of money in the assessment and collection of taxes. It has been estimated that the city could save �300,000 annually if we had one instead of two systems." "One speaker suggested that it would be well while the special committee was investigating ways and means of separation that it also H. G. Moore, president of the Commercial Club, who was not at the meeting of the ways and means committee of the club yesterday, gave his indorsement to the plan. New Haven Opens White Way New Haven, Conn.-With the blowing of whistles and the blare of trumpets and the turning on of myriads of electric lights, New 'Haven's "Great White Way," the only one of its kind in the state, was formally opened by Mayor Frank Rice. "The Great White Way" takes in the two main (business streets of the city, vChapel and Church, on which at short intervals, electric lights of high power shining through opalescent globes, are stationed. Portland's Plans on Exhibition The Greater Portland Plans Association is carrying on a campaign to give the Bennett plans for^rgreater Portland wide publicity. Colored stereopticon views views have been prepared, and exhibited at the Rotary and Commercial Clubs, and will be exhibited before every civic or ganization in the city. Cleveland and Electric Lighting. Cleveland has on hand a , fight for municipal eiectric lighting, which promises to be quite as interesting as Tom Johnson's three-cent fare campaign. The city voted $2,000,000 for carrying out Mayor Baker's plans, but Samuel Scovit; vice president of the Cleveland electric illuminating company, says that the company declines to sel its plants, and the mayor now proposes to folow Johnson's precedent and start a competition. The company holds its plants to be worth $15,000,000, which doubtless includes something in the way of solace. Too  Much Time Lost. Recal charges against Mayor W W. Seymour were filed at Tacoma, Wash., Saturday. The filing of the charges has been timed so the recall election may be held at the same time as the primaries of the general municipal election *\tApril 2. Among other things it is fneged the execu tive devotes his time to private business, has placed the city under the old spoils system and that his election was ilegal. Chicago Wants an Art Commission While there are various organizations working for the future toeautl fying of Chicago, Mayor Harrison proposes an art commission to take charge of immediate and present is sues. As, for example, the city is just entering upon an extensive scheme for municipal lighting, having secured a great amount of electric power through the development of the drainage canal. Various types ot posts are needed for carrying lights and wires and designs for trolley posts are also required, Lighting Plan a Success. Wilmington, Del.-The new ornamental lighting system on Market street, the city's chief business thoroughfare, has been installed and voted a success. Decorative poles are used and there are 172 tungsten lamps in ten blocks. Napoleon's English Defender Two or three libraries in Muskogee contain Hazlitt's Life of Napoleon. By many this writer's life ot the great man is considered ag the final estimate of the Corsican and now that Napoleon has become a good deal more of a 'lime light" personally in Britain than in France, the lovers of good literature, or perhaps, the curious in the whimsicalities of the children of genius, are mooting the propriety of erecting an adequate memorial to the once fam ous William Hazlitt. For it was the almost profligately profuse writer's glorification of Napoleon, during the decades in which the Corsican kept the British in a panting turmoil that held him from his due recognition as. one of the glories of Hritlsh let ters.   In spite, however, of the grov $35,000. for   Los  Angeles   Municlpa Newspaper Los Angeles-An appropriation of $35,000 for the first year was voted for the publication of a municipal newspaper in Los Angeles Mayor Alexander has appointed on the editorial board a real estate man, an attorney and a doctor who is a SoclaV 1st and a supported of Harriman. Every effort is being made to Insure MAKING  GREATE   RIMPROVE-MENT8 Given a man who has passed all through the gradation from planting the -smallest flower in Germany where they do those things right on up' to suggesting schemes and plans for such men as Claus Spreckles, of California and assisting in the de velopnient of gardens and flower landscapes among those of the west and the right men of the east, given further the inherent love for all the things that appeal to humanity in the matter of horticulture and flower development and you will have a man who KNOWS HOW. This is being exemplified every day these early anticipatory days of next spring's vernal beauty every day down at Hyde Park. A new man Is there and he is the one who KNOWS HOW. There Is only a glimpse of OBcar Werner's work. Hardly enough yet to predicate a statement of his ellng prejudice of his countrymen, efficiency, tout there is the gllntlngs Hazlitt was in his itime recognized of. what will appear later. In the as one of the moat luminous among new conservatories that are being the group who made British essays erected there is as much * change as standard literature. As an essayist thcfit has been in the old Hyde Park he is still read by the student, of six years ago and last season. W1,llam Hazlitt was born In 1778 There are the beglnn ngs of things ,n the ..Jack Cade.. country9lde ot that when finished will show what Kent Hls Unltarlan father 8trove science, what an , and what skill lQ |brl up tne youtn t0 nIa own can do coupled with the InFelligence calllngi but ln 1802 Hazlitt wa3 study-that brings the most conspicuous re- |ng aw ,n PrlB.  refu8ing t0 a88lm. 8Uw    ,tt         .           .           .  tt Hate the clerical humanities of the Mr. Werner has a white card. He Unltarian college at Hackney. That can-go on and develop this charming wa8 tne         Napoleon loomed most summer resort for tired people and on the European horizon. He another sorts and conditons of hu- had fought tne a8tounalng campaign manty.    He can furnish  forth  the of Marengo, transformed the consu- orchids that are almost sacred and late of te6n years into a life tenure, that have brought forth admirations preparatory  to the  proclamation  of from millions of people to the lace- �n   empire like ferns that are Indiginous to this HazIlu had a chance to 8tud ,tne country. In the kaleidoscope and ^^,,3 personality at close range riOt of color the people who make and never durl tne remainder o( ofA this riversde park a midsummer s the d captaln.B llfe couid be dream will find reality that marches Bwerved into the fanatic hatred thaX along side the vision and the reality ew lnto a cult ln hls natlve land. m charming as the dreamland of the Llke Thackeray, however, he found tropics Even now there Is a dis- tnat m waa not the goddeas 0f his tinct charm that has its mellowing real devotIon. He bandoned the pal-influence and a sense of those antic- Ue f tne returned to London ipatory pleasures thaj we know will and ^ to pour out es8ay8 an end in the happiest fruition every conceivable theme, all of them Make up your minds that Hyde Btrlklngi some- of them ma8terpieces Park this season will gve the peo- both , tn iucldlty of expression pie who visit this popular resort a and the origlnaUty 0f argumentation, full measure of felicity. .^Is flrst gfiBt waB {oilowed by "Life of Napoleon," which, of course, look into the question of how that 1 Z�* ^"L' w-?T -m nftrt  of  (North   Tf*n�na  P.itv  In *he. 8UOC
                            

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