The Shawnee Daily Herald. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 135, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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The Shawnee Daily Herald.
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1911
2 Armed Bandits
Hold-up N. Pacific
Fast Mail Train
National News Association.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 5.—Armed
posses are scouring the country for
the two bandits who robbed the
Northern Pacific last night. It is be-
lieved they are the same men -who
robbed the Overland at Ogden as
they used the same tactics, were
calm and deliberate and shot down
anybody who resisted. The robbers
displayed intimate knowledge of the
mail car and it is believed they se-
cured a large amount in registered
mall. Harry Clark in charge of the
mall car says the robbers swung in-
to the car inside the city limits and
shot him immediately and he re-
membered nothing more. Two
tramps arrested at Kent within the
city limits told of seeing two men
jump from the train and skulk away.
The police believe the" story.
TO BE POPULAR
Carthage, Mo., Jan. 5.—Carthage
people made a rush on the first pos-
tal savings bank to be established
in the state when it was opened and
all day long the special clerk, desig-
nated to receive deposits, was kept
busy. A total of $326.10 was de-
posited, and eight who desired to
make $100 deposits wsre refused be-
cause the office early in the day ran
out of the large denomination cer-
tificates of deposit blanks.
All clases were represented
among the depositors. The first
man to matte a deposit was H. C.
Grlep, a local automobile salesman.
Tie second was a negro bootblack.
Most of the deposits made were of
$1 and $5, there being seven times
as many $5 deposits as of $1. Fif-
teen 10-cent stamps were sold, these
to be purchased until a dollar's worth
are accumulated, and then exchanged
for a dolalr certificate of deposit. It
was supposed that mosty children
would use the stamps, but several
of those sold were to adults.
An amusing feature with some of
the women was the requirement that
they must give their age, when they
take out the envelope in which the
df-posit certificates are kept. "There
was a lot of stuttering over the age
problem," said Caro Stewart, the
HOUSE IS BURNED.
Wbyne, Okla., Jan. 5.—J. J. Me-
mecek and company of Wayne, Ok-
lahoma, one of the largest mercan-
tile establishments in McClain coun-
ty, early on the morning of January
4 sustained a loss by fire of about
$8,000 on the grocery department.
Within thirty days they would have
been installed in a fine new brick,
now under construction. The build-
ing contained the groceries and some
of the sfetock of shoes and dry goods,
had during construction of the brick,
been moved forward into the street.
During its burning, by heroic ef-
forts on the part of the citizens, the
hardware building, which was moved
beside it. was saved from fire.
Para, Brazil. Jan. 5.—This city is
an armed camp ready to quell the
revolution. Five are dead and fifty
wounded as a result of the cavalry
charging mobs in the streets last
night, firing volleys and using their
sabres. Several battleships are in
the harbor and the crews are threat-
ening to join the revolutionists. The
city is under martial law and busi-
ness is dead.
THE HERALD, 10c PER WEEK.
FOR REPORT ON
CO. SEAT CASE
Referee Martin has been granted
another extension of time, by the
supreme court, of forty-five days,
from January 1, in which to submit
his report on the county seat case
in this county. The extension for the
purpose of allowing Shawnee to
submit her evidence in the matter.
COMES TO COUNTY
REGISTER GEO. STONE
DEATH TAKES MATTIE, FIVE-
YEARS OLD, ONE OF THE
LA FOLLETE MAY
BEAO TBE THIRD
TICKET IN 1912
WISCONSIN SENATOR TO RUN
INDEPENDENTLY AS CANDI-
DATE OF RADICALS.
Mattie, the five-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Stone, died
at the family home In this city last
Tuesday afternoon. Funeral serv-
ices were held at the residence
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
and the remains were laid to rest in
the Mission cemetery. Mattie was
one of the triplets, the pride of the
Stone family and al who knew them.
Her untimely end Is a sad blow to
the fond parents, who have the sym
pathy of all In their bereavement.—
BOOKS OF THE
COMMITTEE OF BANKERS WILL
LOOK AFTER THE GUARANTY
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 5.—The
conditon of the state guaranty fund
will be inevstigated by a committee
of prominent bankers of Oklahoma
instead of a firm of auditors from
outside the state.
The committee was recently ap-
pointed by George Davis, president
of the state bankers of Oklahoma,
and is composed of the following
bankers, A. G. Davis, president oY
the Bank of Claremore, at Clare-
more; J. H. McBerney, president of
the Bank of Commerce at Tulsa, and
L. E. Phillips, president of the Bank
and Trust company at Bartlesville.
The investigation wil start the
early part of next week. While this
investigation is in progress the state
bank examiner and inspector will go
over the books of the defunct Co-
lumlbia Bank and Trust company,
which was one of the first banks
to fail in Oklahoma after the inaug-
uration of the new guaranty law.
Washington, Jan. 5.—The Brooklyn
Eagle today prints a dispatch from
Washington, which says:
"President Taft has been inform-
ed that there will be a third ticket
in the field in the event of the nom-
ination of Mr. Taft by the republi-
cans in 1912 and of Governor Har-
mon by the democrats. The third
ticket will be headed by Robert Ma-
rlon LaFollette of Wisconsin and
will appeal to the radical element in
"Credence is given to this report
at the Wihite House. All the actions
of Mr. La Follette for the last two
years have indicated that the presi-
dential bee has been within stinging
distance of his head. He has main-
tained himself as the champion of
radical legislation, has kept aloof
from Mr. Taft and has rejected all
the overtures made to bring him
within the regular fold.
"Another bit of interesting infor-
mation that has come to the White
House is that I.#a Follette not only
I expects to be a presidential candi-
date in 1912, but also in 1916. He
expects to have merely a tryout in
1912, but he is represented as being
reasonably confident of election in
"The Wisconsin man is said to
have figured it out as follows: He
expects the republicans to renomi-
nate Mr. Taft and the democrats to
select Governor Harmon in 1912. Im-
mediately he will proclaim himself
the candidate of a third party. He
is banking in the active support of
William J. Bryan.
"The two men have long been per-
sonal friends and Bryan has thrown
his support to La Follette in more
than one political fight in Wiscon-
sin. I^a Follette also expects the
votes of the Roosevelt enthusiasts
and of a good proportion of the re-
publican insurgents. He takes the
view that Mr. Taft will not be ac-
ceptable to republicans with advanc-
ed views on public questions."
ASK FOR MORE PAY
Sapulpa, Okla., Jan. 5.—Local train
dispatchers have received notice from
headquarters of the association that
a demand for an increase in wages
is to be made at once. Dispatchers
east of the Mississippi have asked
for an increase from $120 to $140 a
month, while the operators west of
the Mississippi, have asked for an
increase of from $140 to $175 a
month. The various roads are giv-
en until June 1 to answer.
BURGLA.1S WORK AT SAPULPA
Householder Routs Intruder by a
"Bluff" With Air Rifle.
Sapulpa, Okla., Jan. 5.—A series
of burglaries and attempted burglar
ies in Sapulpa last night leads tiie
police to believe the city is infested
by a gang of crooks. A tailor shop
was robbed of $500 worth of suit
patterns. An intruder was scared
from a residence when the owner
seized his son's air gun. An at
tempt was made to rob another resi-
dence, but the burglars escaped
when officers arrived.
J. M. CONLIN DIES
OF HEART FAILURE
Muskogee, Okla.. Jan. 5.—J. M.
Coniln, 67, for eight years an at-
tache of the Dawes Commission, and
old soldier, was found dead in bed
this morning. Last night he spent
the evening at the theatre, and was
in good health. Heart failure is
given as tire cause. The body will
probably be sent to Arlington ceme-
tery, Washington, D. C., for burial.
HELD UP AND
ROBBED OF $10,000
By National News Association.
El Paso, .Ian. 5—Two masked rob-
bers held up the Angelus Hotel,
bound and gagged the clerks and
porters early this morning and es-
caped with ten thousand dollars in
money and jewelry from the safe. It
was mostly the property of the
Juarez race track people sent here
for safe keeping. The police are
working on the theory that the rob-
bers were race track touts.
EXTENDS COUNTY SEAT FIGHT.
Supreme Court Denies Rehearing in
Muskogee Election Contest.
Oklahoma City, Okla.. Jan. 5.—The
supreme court today denied rehear-
ings in the Harbet-Wagg case, which
involves tihe title to a valuable tofn-
aite addition to Cleveland, Ok., and
also in the Martin-McGarr election
ocntest case from Muskogee.
The court gave Referee H. V. Mar-
tin in the Tecumseh-Shawnee county
seat contest an extension of time to
March 1, 1911, in which to report
his findings to the supreme court.
* THE WEATHER.
Washington, Jan. 5—Oklahoma:
* Increasing cloudiness and warm-
er tonight; Friday generally cloudy
* and colder.
National Press Association
Honolulu, Jan. 5.—Antagonism be-
tween the Americans and the Japa-
nese has almost reached the violent
stage as a result of the appointment
of Toki Maimto, a Japanese girl as
teacher of grammar In the public
schools and her immediate resigna-
tion in the face of indignant public
protest. The whites have been com-
plaining bitterly against the en-
croachments of the Japanese into
business and social life and the pa-
pers of both sides are printing
vitrolic and inflammatory articles,
Judge Lightfoot, one of the biggest
men in the island is leading the
OKLA. ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE
RETAILERS' ASSOCIATION CALLS
FOR FUNDS TO HELP FIGHT
Oklahoma City, Jan. 5.—Members
of the State Retailers' association
have been requested by the officials
of the organization to raise a fund
by donating amounts from $1 to $10
to pay the expenses of delegates to
go to Washington and lobby against
the pasing ot the proposed parcels
post bill. It is declared that this
measure will ruin the merchants in
all towns of less than 10,000 popula-
tion. Nb proviions for meeting such
an expense are made in the by-laws
of the state organization, and the
special request is made. The funds
are to be in the hands of the state
secretary by January 7, since the
legislation will be up in congress
about January 10.
TO ISSUE BONDS
POTT CO. BOARD WANTS HIGHER
AUTHORITY IN LITTLE RIVER
Today a petition was filed in the
superior court asking that the county
commissioners be mandamussed to
is« ue bonds in the Little River Drain-
age matter. It is understood the
commissioners have no objections to
issuing the bonds but want the au-
thority to do so from a higher coun-
ty. The question was taken up at
once by Judge Abernathy and the
case presented by the attorneys. His
decision may be rendered tomorrow.
SUDDEN DEATH OF
FORMER SHAWNEE GIRL
MRS. EDWARD JORDAN, DIED
LA8T NIGHT AT HER HOME
IN DAVIDSON, OKLA.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 5.—
Legislation is making some important
changes in the present prohibitory1
law, both in the state agency and
enforcement features, is practically
certain to be adopted at the present
sesaion. If the plans of the Anti-
Satoon league go through, legal sale
of any kind of liquor, aside from pure
grain or denatured alcohol for medi-
cinal or mechanical purposes, will
be a thing of the past in Oklahoma.
Bills were introduced yesterday by
Senator J. B. Thompson of Pauls
Valey and Representatives W. B.
Anthony of Marlow and M. L. Webb
of Hugo, both of which have receiv-
ed the approval of the Anti-Saloon
league. Both provide for the com-
plete elimination of the local dispen-
sary system, and retain the state
agency only in a very modified form,
allowing some agent to be designat-
ed by the state, probably a whole-
sale drug house, t)o superintend tho
distribution under severe restrictions,
of alcohol for the purposes named.
The only way in which liquor other
than alcohol could be obtained if this
plan is put in force would be for
the individual to ship it in from out-
side the state, as he has a perfect
right to do under the existing law.
All confiscated liquors would be de-
stroyed instead of resold outside the
state, as at present.
The other material change propos-
ed is the placing of the enforcement
of the prohibitory law directly in the
hands of the governor. As matters
now stand, the governor gets all of
the blame for any failure to enforce
the law, but really has comparatively
little to do with its enforcemen\
The enforcement officers now work
imder the state agency superintend-
ent, who is appointed by the gov-
"We have ample precedent for the
abolishing of the agency system,"
said George D. Conger, state superin-
tendent of the Anti-Saloon league.
"The pople voted it out two years
ago, but the election was liejd to be
illegal by the courts. Then at the
special session of the legislature last
spring a bill was pased legislating
the agency out of existenc. The
trouble with that bill, however, was
that It also wiped out most of the
enforcement features of the law as
well, and we secured its veto.
"The dispensary system has been
as distasteful to us as to every one
else. It was put in as a temporary
measure in the first place. It was
not altogether satisfactory then, but
seemed to be aoout the best we could
do at the time."
U. S. SENATORS
WILL HAVE TO
STAND A TEST
Washington, Jan. 5.—United States
Senator Stephen B. Elkins, of West
Virginia, died ta 12 o'clock last
night after a lingering illness. Mem-
bers of his family were present when
the end came.
WINS HUSBAND WHEN SHE
PENS "I'M A LIVE WIRE"
Will Ship Beef
From Es zil to
Word was received here this morn-
ing that Mrs. Edward Jordan, for-
merly Miss Floris Albaugh of this
city, had died lpst night at seven
o'clock at her home In Davidson,
Oklahoma, after only a few hours
of illness. The exact nature of the
sickness at present is unknown. The
funeral is to be held tomorrow even-
ing at Kingfisher. Mrs. F. M. Blak-
ley, aunt of the deceased will attend
the burial services. Mrs. Jordan had
a host of friends in the city especi-
ally among the younger set who
were her school and class mates, who
will be shocked to learn of her
KILLED WHILE FIRING SHOT.
McAlester, Okla., Jan. 5.—Robert
Howe, shot flrer for the Rock Island
Coal Mining company at Alderson,
htls county, was killed in an ex-
plosion that occurred while firing a
shot early today. The explosion re-
cited in considerable damage to
Chicago Railroad Fireman Drops His
Shovel and Wires: "I'm Coming
To Have a Look."
lawrenceburg, Ind., Jan. 5.—"I am
a live wire. I'll marry the man who
looks good to me," wrote Miss Ma-
Hnda Johnson, 16 years old, of
Lawrenceburg in a spirit of fun, in
answer to an advertisement In a
The letter was for Charles A.
Murphy, 25 years old, a locomotive
fireman of Chicago. Murphy re-
signed his position and started im-
mediately for Lawrenceburg. He
wired Miss Johnson he was "coming
to have a look."
MIbs Johnson and Murphy obtain-
ed a marriage license yesterday and
were wedded by Rev. A. E. Davis at
the parsonage of the First Presby-
terian church at Lawrenceburg.
AND GAS SELLS
National News Association.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 5.—Theodore
Blrnsdell, Just returned from Paris
announces itie disposal of vast oil
and gas holdings In Oklahoma to
French and German syndicates. The
consideration is fifteen million dol-
lars. This is one of the largest oil
and gas deals on record.
BELLAMY CAN DRAW
THE SALARY FOR
ONLY ONE OFFICE
LIEUT. GOVERNOR'S INCOME IS
CUT BY A COURT DECISION.
Guthrie, Okla., Jan. 5.—George W.
Bellamy, lieutenant-governor and ex-
offlclo president of the state bank-
ing board, cannot draw an additional
salary as such president, according
to a decision in the superior court
here by Judge Joel Sandlln. Bellamy
drew two salaries for several months
and court action was started, At-
torney General West declaring that
only Belamy's salary as lieutenant
governor was legal, even though ad-
ditional duties might have been
thrust upon him as member of the
National News Association.
New York, Jan. 5.—Reductions in
the price of beef is predicted from
a corporation composed of independ-
ent dealers who have secured from
the Brazilian government, by Presi-
dential permission, the right to 4I0
business there and get other Import-
ant concession. A number of New
York dealers are interested in the
movement. They say they can dress
beef in Brazil, ship here and sell at
a lower price than is asked for the
Chicago, Jan. 5.—All the promi-
nent packers say they know nothing
of the Brazilian concessions and don't
care anything about it. They claim
Brazilian meat is inferior and don't
know what effect it wil have on the
RAILROAD OFFICIALS BEGIN
VIGOROUS ACTION AGAINST
Frank Cole and (Thas. Squires, cab-
men were arrested yesterday after-
noon by Santa Fe Special Detective
Knox on a charge of trespassing.
Both were released on bond for ap-
pearance in court this afternoon.
Knox asserts that the Santa Fe has
granted space to each cabman and
that titme after time they have tres-
passed beyond their territory, and
made themselves generally obnoxi-
ous to pasrengers by grabbing their
grips, using unnecessary means to
secure passengers and fighting
among themselves. John Burnett,
special detective for the Rock Island,
in consultation with Knox, said that
the same conditions existed at the
Rock Island station during train
time. Both men propose to take
vigorous steps toward prevention of
this alleged nuisance.
Carl Mohrbacher has recumed his
law studies In Oklahoma University
at Norman after a two weeks' holi-
day visit with his parents.
LITTLE GIRL HURT BY
FALL ON PAVEMENT
Little I^eona Paris, daughter of E.
S. Paris of Benita and Rldgewood
streets fell to the concrete pavement
near Irving school thi smorning sus-
taining Injuries about the head. She
was picked up unconscious and car-
ried into the rest room of the
school building and upon reviving
was hurried to her home In a cab.
Later reports state that she is not
seriously Injured and Is resting
MOVE IS MADE
TO AMEND STATE
SENATOR rtODDIE PROPOSES RE-
FORMS IN GUARANTY
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 5.—
Senator R. M. Roddie, of Ada, who
was one of the authors of the origi-
nal bank guaranty law and of the
amendments to that law adopted at
the regular session two years ago,
introduced a bill on Tuesday after-
noon, as Senate Bill No. 1, making
some very important changes in that
The Roddie bill changes the com-
position of the state banking boaru,
but not just in the way in which
the state hankers want it changed.
Under this im lthe banking board is
to be composed of three members,
the governor and two others, to be
appointed by him and confirmed by
the senate. The desire of the bank-
ers is that these members shall be
bankers and recmomended by the
bankers of the state, but Senator
Roddie stated yesterday that he
would fight vigorously against the
imposing of any such restriction upon
The bill contains one feature, how-
ever, which will meet with the hearty
approval of tne bankers. That is the
requirement that the assessments for
the guarartity icnd shall be left on
deposit in the banks from which
they are collected until needed by
the banking board. Provision is
made for a special form of certifi-
cate of deposit to be issued by the
banks to the bank commissioner for
the amount of tne assessments levied
by the board.
The third feature is one for which
Roddie contended two years ago, but
which was cut out at that time. It
provides that state bankB shall not
carry more than 10 per cent of their
reserve with any bank not protected
by the guaranty law, except in ap-
proved reserve centers. This is the
provision of the national banking
law as regards deposits of national
banks in other classes of banks, and
is reallly a reciprocal measure.
MUSKOGEE "CHILI KING" SLAIN
Muskogee, Okla., Jan. 5.-—The body
of G. H. Anderson, known as the
"Chill King" here, was found in his
place of business today, the man's
head almost severed from his body
and hiB face badly cut up.
A Moody razor and a butcher
knife told of a fight. Josea Tarsea,
a Mexican employed by Anderson,
this morning entered another restau-
rant and washed blood from his
hands and then fled. The police are
searching for Tarrea.
8 KILLED IN
National News Association.
Capetown, Africa, Jan. 5.—Bight
pasengers were killed and fifty in-
jured, some fatally when a train de
railed plunged over the embankment
today near Cathcart. The train was
crowded. The cars were rumpled up
and scores were crushed. The wreck-
age caught fire. Relief trains are
being rushed to the scene.
THE HERALD, 10c PER WEEK.
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Harlow, Victor E. The Shawnee Daily Herald. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 135, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 1911, newspaper, January 5, 1911; Shawnee, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc104936/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.