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--TIMES.NEWS (Mount Pulm In.) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951 mh niti,,t h; ,,;M 1;^ :. ,.,..t said, he never forgot it When'was to reach the Su reme Ben Pulask: ........ ........... , ** p Native i Judge David Davis old friend, Abraham Lincoln, had' a^ mem be.r of the conventmn In-of the United States, and a vac- not, in 1862, made him a mem- itJ, wnicn nominated the Re- ancy occurrin= he was an,inted I|! Famous Musical Went From Here , ublc ..... E ber of the Supreme Court of the.i p _ i an candidate for President, over the heads of such men as Director In K nsas w TOThereSupremew. only oneCOUrfcandidate .Juuge vavis naa as mrge a snare Salmon r. t:nase, ue has made S... ed Here Little German Band fOrwasjudgeDavidin theDavisdlStriCt,and andhe thatwas &t Capps Park elected without opposition. He With the passing of the year 1961, Mount Pulaski celebrat- Sil-Tennial, or the 125th i! anniversary of the city s found. i'ing in 1836. The reading public J!' will be interested in any mforma- i tion about its residents who had i gone to other states to make their i!i living and strive for success. i One of these Mount Pulaskians i* was Oscar S. Capps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ebb Capps, who lived in i. and operated the old Capp's Park during the 1870's. He received his schooling in the old Logan county courthouse in the Mount public square, where Lincoln practiced law is now an Abraham Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Mr. Capps left the old home 80 years ago, and located in Kingman, Kansas, where in after years he was voted King- county's "Most Famous He died there in 1936, and the Kigman Leader-Courier :at that time printed the follow. Ing interesting story about the of Mr. Capps: Pioneer Music Mcm of Kingmcm "With an overwhelming vote, late Oscar S. Capps, pioneer man of Kingman, was de- Kingman county's "Most Famous Kansan," as a result of poll taken by the Kingman : Leader-Courier for the past sev- eral weeks. Mr. Capps received 600 more votes than the next highest in the voting contest. "Mr. Capps' photograph will be to the Kansas Diamond along with famous Kans- from the other 104 counties the state. The Diamond Jubi- lee dates are Oct. 7 to 17. "By bringing nation-wide to Kingman's mus- organization with his Silver Band ii: 1884, and with Kid Band in 1908, Mr. Capps truly earned the title of famous Kansan. Mr. Capps and his bands were know the nation ov- and were the most prominent the national conventions they attended. "Mr. Capps came to Kingman in 1879 from Mount Pul- Illinois, where he was born, had his first musical experi- in the old Capps Park, little German Band when he was 14 years old. He helped to the Kingman Silver Band, Kingman's first musical organization, and direct- )ed it as well as played in it. His first band greeted the first rail- train to come into Kingman June 2. 1884. The band later at the Republican Nation- Convention in Chicago in 1884. disbanded after playing for the dedication of the city b'!:H-g in the fall of 1888. Capps Kingman Kid Band woe national recognition, and played !: at the Democratic National Con- '{{ vent;on in 1908. Mr. Capps taught music in the public schools of Kingman coun- ty and city, for many years. "The high esteeem which he held in the hearts of all King- man residents was shown when all the stores in town closed for his funeral on March 11, 1936. He died March 9, after a short ill- COUNCIL PASSES SALES TAX (Dec. 29, 1955) The city council of Mount Pul- at their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday night, passed  the sales ta ordinance which increases this tax from 2c to : '3c, starting Feb. 1, 1956. This legislation which makes it possible for cities to add this extra half.cent to the state sales tax, was passed at the last sess. i ion of the state legislature and (i many towns immediately took advantage of it. The council felt that inasmuch as revenue keeps falling behind needed expendi. that this additional tax succeeded Judge Treat and his commission was dated Dec. 4, 1848. He was the sitting judge during the entire period that the county seat was at Mt. Pulaski. He was re-elected without op- position in 1855 and again in 1861. He could undoubtedly have remained Circuit Judge of the from all of us to all of you l LENZ, Lincoln To WISH YOU A. J. St. Pierre CHIROPRACTOR United States. Judge Davis was born in Mary- in bringing about the nomination a most excellent judge and has land in 1815. He was a graduate of Lincoln as any other members delivered some opinions on con- of the law school at Yale, came of that convention. Mr. Davis is stitutional questions, which haVe to Bloomington in 1836 and be- a large man, about 6 feet high given him a national reputation." gan the practice of law. He was and weighing sortie 350 lbs. He In 1877, Judge Davis resigned elected to the Legislature in 1844 was a very impartial judge but his high judicial position to be- and served in the Constitutional such was the marked deference come a Senator for the United Convention of 1847. he howed Mr. Lincoln, that Lin- States from Illinois. He was PreS- Usher F. Linder, in his bar lcoln threw the rest of us in the ;dent protem of the United States reminiscences, says: "For his shade. Senate from 1881-1885, when he - I am inclined to think that Mr promotmn to the Circuit Judge- ....... retired to private life He died at ship, Mr. Davis was largely in- t.incoin tenaered nim a place in his home in Bloomington in 1886. debted to his old and tried friend I his cabinet, but Dr. Davis wait- ..... - ..... ee lor a more sazer ana more Aoranam lincoln, ana to me  . . . eternal credit of Judge Davis, be Ipermanent place. HIs ambltlon As Yuletide carolers herald the Season of Joy and Happiness, may we chime in with a note of gratitude for the loyal patronage of our many friends. FARMERS GRAIN CO. CHESTNUT Slim WISHES for a verg, Merrg Christmas Holidagl DOUD'S