The Shawnee Daily Herald. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 162, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 16, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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The Shawnee Daily Herald
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA THUKSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1911
China as Result of
Plague and Famine
National News Association.
Pekin, Feb.16.—Plague has been
discovered in the Russian barraenF
Several cases of canniballs?m have
been reposted in the Kiangsi province
aa a result of the famine.
Missionaries report the people are
insane from suffering and fierce riot-
ing is frequent.
The bodies of those killed in the
outbreaks are eaten.
Soldiers sent into the district have
STATE SENATE SHOWS ITS HIGH
RESPECT FOR SENATOR
Special to the Herald.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 16.—
The senate yesterday showed its re-
spect and sympathy for Senator M.
F. Kggerman of Shawnee, and his
work in the senate by adopting this
resolution introduced by Senator Col-
"Whereas, Our honored brother,
Senator M. F. Eggerman, has recent-
ly met with deep sorrow in the loss
of his little grandson, and
"Whereas, The Little Angel Child
had but lately visited this body in
company with his grandfather and
had won our hearts by his childish
love and beauty; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the Senate do
hereby express our deepest sym-
pathy to the sorrowing grandfather
and grief stricken family, and be it
"Resolved, That a Copy of this res-
olution be inserted In the Journal
for the day and a copy engrossed ami
presented to Senator Eggerm&n."
On motion of Senator Colville the
resolution was unanimously adopted.
still proof the
family knows of
National News Association.
New York, Feb. 16.—It has been
learned that Dorothy Arnold pawned
five hundred dollars worth of jew-
elry in Boston hust September, when
she and young Griscom were there.
A note written by Dorothy's sister
to a schoolmate two days before
Griscom arrived from Europe told
her not to worry as everything is
Thds makes It plain the family
knows where Dorothy is.
w. s. cade as
.V telegram today from Washing-
ton, D. C., states that W. 9. Cade
has been confirmed by the senate as
U. S. marshal for the western dis-
trict of Oklahoma.
Mr. Cade is not expected to take
charge of his new ofice until after
the first of April.
HOLDS WOMEN MAY SIT ON
BOARD OF REGENTS—SAL.
Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 16.—Attorney
General West in an opinion to Gov-
ernor Lee Cruce holds that one leg-
islative measure may contain the
appropriations for charitable and
penal institutions and public build-
ings and also that a single bill may
contain appropriations for a state
building, its equipment and other
yrtiues to be used in ts mainten-
He has also told the governor that
women are eligible to appointment
as regents for the state university,
bhe normal schools, and deaf and
dumb school, but that they cannot
serve as trustees of the state Con-
federate home because of the law
which says such trustees, so far as
practicable, shall have served in the
army or navy of the Confederate
In a letter to Governor Cruce the
attorney general holds that state's
public building warrants should be
sold only at par and the good faith
of the state pledged for their pay-
He expresses the opinion that a
mistake was made when the law re-
garding the warrants was worded so
that the state is not liable for them.
He holds also that warrants should
have been sold at par instead of
given to contractors in payment for
work as was done last year.
In an opinion to M. A. Thomason,
of Glencoe, It is held that when final
proof of a homestead is received
from the federal government prior
tp March 1, the land becomes tax-
able for that year.
To the county attorney at Atoka,
the opinion is given that the new fee
and salary bill did not become ef-
fective as to county clerks until
January 9, 1911, but that it became
effective immediately as to county
attorneys in counties of less than
20,000 population in which no prior
law fixed the salaries.
Data has been compiled in the at-
torney general's office showing the
work of that department, amounting
In value to $6,031,0&u; 73 opinions
were given to the governor; 187 to
other state oficials, and 3,785 to
PRESIDENT DIAZ OF MEXICO.
Presidetn Diaz of Mexico, whose
undisputed reign of four decades is
seriously threatened by the -present
insurrection. The Diaz administra-
tion is said to be fast breaking up
under the assaults of the revolu-
tionists and the discontent of the
factionists among the federal troops.
The President's failuer to crush the
insurrection immediately has daily
made his position mort insecure and
in a corresponding manner strength
ened the cause of the revolutionists.
OLD TIMER IS NAMED.
Purcell, Okla., Feb. 16.—Been
Goode of Paoli, has been named
night jailor here by Sheriff Vincent.
Away back in the days of ancient
history when Grover Cleveland was
president, Goode was one of the dep-
uty marshals who kept things in or-
der In this vicinity, principally by
the laws of the winchester, acting
under the jurisdiction of the federal
court at Paris, Texas. Wdth the
ahange of administration Goode re-
tired to private.life and has spent
most of his time since the retire-
ment on his farm.
THE MORNING POST PRINTS AN
ALARMIST EDITORIAL ON
BLOODHOUNDS FOR SHERIFF
Sapulpa Authorities Secure Animals
to Chase Criminals.
Sapulpa. Olda.. Feb. 16— Criminals
in Creek county are to have a hard
road to travel in the future as the
result of deputy sherif Townsend
securing two young bloodhounds,
which will be used by t.ie officers
in running down criminals.
The dogs were secured from the
Ilockwood kennels, at Lexington, Ky.
They are Inexperienced as yet, but
will be broken In just as soon as
The officers believe that these
•dogs will be a great help to them
in capturing men they are after.
are soon to
VOTE ON LORRIMER CASE AND
DIRECT ELECTION LAW TO
Washington, Feb. 10.—If the plans
of Senators Borah and Beveridge
with reference to the election of sen-
ators and the charges against Sen
ator Lorimer are not frustrated, the
senate calendar will be relieved with-
in the next week of two measures
which have occupied much of the
senate working time.
Mr. Borah yesterday gave notice
he would ask the senate to sit
Thursday until a vote was reached
on the resolution providing for the
election of senators by direct vote
and Mr. Beveridge Wednesday indi-
cated a similar purpose with refer-
ence to the Lorimer resolution for
Wlhether th* senators will accomp-
lish their respective purposes by
these tactics is a^ question, but it
is evident to all that the resolution
will continue to receive the attention
of the senate, there will be little
time for the consideration of ai>-
proprlatlon bills, Canadian reciprocity
and the tariff board bill.
London, Feb. 16.—The Morning
Post bases an alarmist editorial on
a Washington dispatch saying that
American public men openly predict
that reciprocity will lead to the
eventual annexation of Canada by
the United States. The editorial ap-
peals to Unionists and "to those
Liberals not yet blinded by partisan
prejudice," to close their ranks and
fight to save the empire which is
threatened with danger.
The Chamberlain wing of the Un-
ionist party is making a strong ef-
fort to rally its followers. A series
of meetings has been arranged, to
be held in Ixuidon, and the provinces
to stir vigorous campaign of imper-
TEN DOLLAR FINE
FOR TAKING A 25
CENT BUGGY WHIP
Jake Groves and Willis Moore
were yesterday fined $10 and costs
each in Justice Johnson's court for
the taking of a buggy whip that did
not belong to them at the Valley
Grove church recently. They pleaded
guilty to the charge. The whip was
valued at 35 cents.
Natioual News Association.
l ndon, Feb. 16.—Russia has noti-
fled England, France and Germany
that Russia intended to make a mil-
itary demonstration along the Chi-
nese frontier as a result of the al-1
leged China's breaking of treaty
Diplomatic relations may be sus-
pended at any time.
National News Association.
I St. Petersburg, Feb. 16.—The mot
menacing international conditions
exist in the Orient between Russia
and China, as a result of the Chi-
nese soldiers interfering with Russian
merchants 0*1 the frontier.
It is reported the Chinese council
is considering the cancelling of Rus-
sian railroad concessions, which
would result In a war.
REASONS WHY THE MEN HESI-
TATE TO SIGN AND CON-
FORM TO NEW RULE.
A representative of this paper in-
terviewed a number of the employes
of the Rock Island railroad today,
whose names are withheld for the
very simple reason that publication
of them might be inimical to them
in their future relations with the
The subject of the apparently in-
creasing opposition to the rules of the
company was the topic of inquiry.
It was found that the opposition to
the signing of the new form o appli-
cation, for employment in the com-
pany, is not so much because of auy
very vital change in the wording of
the new, when comj>areu with the
old form, as it is in the interpreta-
tion placed 011 the terms by the
company in its general orders, is-
sued to all heads of depaitments and
effective March 1st, creating a "Per-
sonal Record Bureau", and the in-
structions of President H. U. Mudge
in the application of the clauses em-
bodying what the men agree to when
they sign the new application blank.
One of the principal objections is
the six months' "probationary" serv-
ice, pending approval of the applica-
tion, at any time during which a man
may be summarily discharged, which
has always heretofore been innocently
enough believed to mean only a day
or two between the apploation and
the permannt employment of the ap-
plicant or the turning of him down
It is what they term the "arbl
trary" application and interpretation
by the president as a guide to the
heads of the personal record bureau
that rankles in the minds of the em-
There really is strong opposition to
the rules effective March 1st.
Senator-elect McLean of Connect-
icut, who may be involved in a far-
reaching political scandal as the re-
sult of the dlscolsures of a delegate
to the Connecticut state convention.
This man, John J. Lawless, a young
attorney to New London, asserts that
the delegates from Middlesex county
went to Hartford instructed to vote
for one candidate but later cast their
votes for Charles A. Goodwin, the de-
feated gubernatorial candidate. Law-
less charges that he was offered
money to cast his vote for Goodwin
and had heard that Goodwin's money
was being freely offered to dele-
It is thought that the Lawless
statement may furnish a kay to the
statement that "many expenses In
icurred by Senator-elect McLean
were paid by the defeated nominee
for Governor Charles A. Goodwin'
and it is said that the investigation
of Lawless's revelations may disclose
a condition of political rottenness that
will involve many prominent Connect
Gov. Cruce Wins
?d Fight in House
v °r Banking Bill
SOLDIER BOYS ARE PREPARING
TO MAKE FEB. 23, MEMOR.
have great hope
for home rule
National News Association.
London, Feb. 16.—Following the
over-whelming defeat of the anti-
Irisl. home rule amendment last
night the Irish leaders are jubilant
today and predict home rule will be
given them In the near future.
The two great Irish parties were
united In the main principles but are
divided on the details. This Is the
first time they ever worked together.
RUMORED DEATH OF •
ROCKEFELLER DENIED. •
.National News Association. *
New York, Feu. 16.—It Is per- •
slstently rumored here that John •
• D. Rockefeller died today at *
* Augusta, Ga. •
* The Standard Oil offices here *
* emphatically denied this and *
* said he was not even sick. •
the pope shows
National News Association.
Rome, Feb. 16.—The Pope's condi-
tion is slightly Improved.
The fever Is lessening but the
throat inflammation is Increasing.
Physicians fear bronchial trouble
as he swallows with great difficulty.
He is in no Immediate danger.
If you have anything to sell
a classified ad will bring you
Company C. O. N. «. are drilling
every night in their armory prepar-
ing for their formal guard mount on
the evening of the 23d the occasion
of their grand ball and concert by
the 1st infantry military baud.
The band comprises 28 pieces and
company C will have 75 enlisted men
with their officers.
An interesting feature of the oc-
casion will be the serving of a lunch
of army coffee and hard tack. Col.
Roy Hoffman will be present on the
occasion if it Is possible for Mm to
do so. v
Guard mount will take place at
8:30, retreat will be sounded at 9:00,
the grand march takes place at 9:15
and the dancing will commence at
It will be the most elaborate func-
tion that has been in the olty for
SUSPECT IS NOT
MAN UNDER ARREST AT IDABEL
GIVEN THIRD DEGREE
Idabel, Okla., Fb. 16.—David Cap-
Ian, belle\ed to have been Implicat-
ed in the explosion of the Los An-
geles Times building on October 1,
was in the sweat box here for three
hours Wednesday morning. Nothing
which would directly connect the man
man with the crime was discovered.
His identification has not been
made complete, although another de-
tective from Los Angeles will ar-
rive in Idabel Wednesday night. He
will seek to identify the man.
It is believed that within the next
few hours, It will be definitely es-
tablished whether Caplan was in any
way connected with the Los Angeles
Miss Barbara Wrubel and Vest
Rubwoy were united in marriage to-
day by Justice Hal Johnson.
john boll is
stirred up bt
HIS JOCULAR REMARKS ABOUT
ANNEXING CANADA TAKEN
FOR DEAD EARNEST.
Washington, Feb. 16.—The semi
jocular remarks which Champ Clark,
the democratic speaker-to-be, made in
the house in the debate on the Can-
adian reciprocity agreement, that he
believed the stars and strips would
one day float over the entire western
hemisphere, stirred up Phe most un-
expected trouble today. President
Taft took occasion to write to Rep-
resentative McCall, Introducer of the
reciprocity bill, disclaiming and de-
precating the annexation talk, and to
follow it up with personal remarks
even more emphatic to his visitors.
The news that Mr. Clarke's allu-
sions had started excitement in Can-
ada and in England occasioned great
surprise and considerable amuse
ment at the capital. The man most
surprised of all was Mr. Clark him
Mr. Clark's entire speech on recip-
rocity was delivered in a half-humor-
ous half-taunting vein. The house
was in a gale of laughter most of
the time. While he was creating
laughter at their expense, some of
the republicans tried to turn the
tables on Mr. Clark by chiding him
with the fact that he might have
President Taft as an opponent for
the democratic nomination.
Speech Not Serious.
This humorous exchange reflected
the spirit of the debate during thd
time Mr. Clark was on his feet and
no one gave serious consideration to
his remarks regardng the possible
annexation of Canada. They regard-
ed his statements In the nature of
a compliment to the Canadian peo-
ple, in that he would be glad to see
the friendship that existed at pres-
ent between the Canadians and the
people of the United States to ripen
in the future that all might some
day be under one flag.
There was a further touch of facet-
iousness to the debate, when one of
the republicans asked Mr. Clark if
he would like to be the first presi-
dent of the magnificent union he
was creating and he replied amid a
burst ot laughter that he certainly
The ercltement abroad was attri-
buted at the capital in part to the
fact that several English and Can-
adian newspaper correspondents were
in the press gallery, following the
debate, when Mr. Clark spoke. His
remarks may have appealed to them
as the most important feature of the
story and have cabled accordingly.
In "skeletonizing" his remarks for
cable purposes, the semi-humorous
character of the debate probably was
entirely lost sight of.
hearing is set
for march 2
Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 16.—Judge
Cotteral today granted a continuance
to March 2, as requested by W. L.
Chapman, Al Brown and L. G.
Crimes, for a final hearing on habeas
corpus writ, when they will attempt
to show legal ground why they should
not be held for extradition to Coal-
huila, Mexico, for trial on Kickapoo
land fraud indictments.
BIG RUSH FOR SEED.
Grocer R. E. Burke states that
since the two recent rains he is
nearly overwhelmed by the rush for
seed potatoes and onion sets. The
garden seed sales are likewise im-
I)r. J. H. Mahr, state superintend-
ent of health Is in the city today
from the capital.
Specal to the Herald.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 16.—
The house of representatives today
completely reversed itself on the
banking bill, and by a vote of 67
to 35 reconsidered its adoption of
the Killlam-Fuller-Moore minority
committee report, which it had adopt-
ed Tuesday by a vote of 57 to 41.
Exactly a score of members, five
republicans and fifteen democrats,
changed sides to brins about thia
The second fight was short. Sem-
ple made his motion to reconsider
-!lG adoption of the minority report,
as he jiven notice yesterday he
would. Anthony moved to substitute
the motion to reconsider and table.
The Anthony motion got the roll call
and it lost by a vote of 35 "aye"; 67
"no"; 7 absent. Under Speaker Du-
ramt's rulingp, when the motion to
reconsider and table fails, the meas-
ure is reconsidered.
Wjell satisfied with undoing what
had been done yesterday, the sup-
porters of the motion to reconsider
attempted nothing further, and the
bill will not come up again until
The action of the house today
merely puts matters back to where
they were before the first fight, in
whioh the governor's idea of a bank-
ing board was defeated. Both the
majority committee report on the bill
advocating the governor's ideas, and
the minority report, recommending
the contrary, are before the house
to be disposed flf.
Today's action was not brought
about easily. It is said that several
prominent politicians did not sleep
last nigh, and word went out that the
governor was to be given another
chance at all hazards. While It is
realized that the house has no ani-
mosity toward the chief executive,
the three ooneecutive defeats of the
three important gubernatorial recom-
mendations yet presented to the
house ane beginning to excite much
comment, and some anger. The
charge is being made by some few
that the governor's ideas have not
been given a fair chance. For this
reason the house leaders with the
governor on the banking bill were
doubly determined that it should be
made plain that the gubernatorial
recommendations were receiving the
most earnest and respectful consdd-
eration; while the house leaders
against the governor on the ques-
tion of what kind of a banking
board were today disposed, for the
same reason, not to make any stren-
uous fight against a reconsideration.
I hey too want to dispel any idea
that the lower house is treating I.he
governor's recommendations with
malice or a lack of seriousness.
This same reason is assigned by
soveral of the members today who
reversed themselves and went over
to the governor s side. Their vote tot.
day, they said, did not touch the
composition of the banking board;
it merely gave the friends of the gov-
ernor another chance to plead the
governor's ideas, and to amend them
to confirm to what a majority of the
house conscientiously believes should
Following are the fifteen demo'
eruts who voted against the govern-
ors Ideas Tuesday, but voted Wed-
nesday to undo Tuesday's work: Ash-
by (Jackson), Aahby (Pushmataha),
Baldwin, Barham, Glover, (Jreen,
Knight, Leftwlch, Madden (Harmon),
Milburn, Moss, Searcy, Smilli,
(Adair), Webb, Stetn.
Following are the five republicans
who a]t.o voted to give the govern-
or's Ideas another chance, though
they had voted against him Tues-
day: Blackburn, Campbell, Clark,
(Grant), Davison, Vosbui^h.
SENATE YET AGAINST
Special to the Herald.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 16.—
The senato today killed the house
bill Increasing the powers of the
capital commission; and also killed
the bill appropriating >3,000,000 for
constructon of a .tate capttol.
Pipe now for Gas, phone us for
Terms. Shawnee Gas &. Elec. Co.
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