The Shawnee Daily Herald. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 200, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 4, 1911 Page: 1 of 6
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The Shawnee Daily Heraldx
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1911
Worse in Mexico
National News Association.
Agua Prleta, April 4.—The insur-
roctos are again raiding and destroy-
ing railroad property near here.
Several bridges and several miles
of trestles have been destroyed.
Uispatches state that nearly all the
federals at Ures, Sonora, and San
Rafael, were killed in last week's
Nearly all the Yaqui Indians among
the federals, who complained that
they were compelled to do all the
fighting, have deserted to the insur-
Distressing conditions exist at Her-
masillo. The federals have resorted
to conscription and hundreds of men
were forced to leave their families al-
jiiocst without food. They were put
under arreit, forced into the army,
tied together with ropes and threat-
ened with death if they attempted to
Starvation faces Hermosillo.
The insurrectos have captured sev-
eral nearby small towns.
Chihuahua is in imminent danger
HELD TO GRAND JURY.
basking in her
smile ht cares
not for exile
Sm loaal News Association.
Paris, April 4.—Former King Man-
uel, exiled from Portugal, iB here in-
cognito, paying court to the dancer,
Gaby Dcs Lyes.
He is apparently happy at being
with her again and isn't worrying
over his exile from the country he
FEW DIVORCE CASES
IN DISTRICT COURT
ONLY THREE SUITS OF THAT
CHARACTER WERE FILED
Guy Myers, C. A. Lewis and W.
Henderson, alleged highway robbers,
who arc acused of holding up and
robbing Mr. Courtey of Wewoka
Sunday evening near the Rock Is-
land depot heer and robbing him of
J19 in money and other valuables
after sandbagging him into insensi-
bility, had their preliminary trial be-
fore Justice Hal Johnson yesterday
evening and were all held lu $3,000
bonds each for their appearance be-
fore the grand jury. Failing to make
bond they were taken to the Te-
KEEP LiP FlfiH.T
FOR GOV'T. LAND
ATTY. GEN. WEST DON'T ACCEPT
OPINION OF SECRETARY OF
axe swings on
the :: :
WHOLESALE DISMISSALS CAUSE
PANIC AMONG THE RANK
Guthrie, April 4—Santa Fe em-
ployes on all principal lines are be-
ing weeded out for various of-
fenses, chiefly pocketing cash fares
and stowing away liquors In their
systems, it Is alleged. The main line
through Guthrie is affected In the
dismissal of conductors and porters.
The first far reaching discharge was
on the maiu line from Chicago to
San Francisco. It is said that sixty-
two conductors, twenty-two brake-
men and sixteen porters were let
out without warning.
The swinging of the axe is ex- j
pected all the way down the line. I
Secret agents are said to have been
at work for a month, and it is said
[ that as soon as the holes made by
tiie first bunch of discharges are
filled there will be some more firing.
The statements given the news-
papers so far usually allege that
grafting is the principal cstuse. If
is understood In Gu'hrie and along
the line, however, that many are
losing their jobs because they have
been spoted at saloons or joints.
In railroad circles it is said that
Oklahoma City, Okla., April 4—The
state of Oklahoma plans to continue
Its contest to secure title to 210,000
acres of government land due the
state under an act which gave each
state 30,000 acres for every congress-
man and senator upon the state's ad
mission to statehood. Oklahoma has
two senators and five congressmen
A letter received by the attornej
general this morning from the in
terlor department states that in the
opinion of that department congress
did not intend that Oklahoma should
receive this land becauso other con
casaions were made to Oklahoma
which other states did not get. it is
merely an opinion.
The letter cites the fact that con-
gress granted the state 260,000 acres
for the agricultural and mechanical
colleges by another act and that while
it la not expressly state, it is the
opinion of the interior department
that this grant was made in lieu of
the land which the state could claim
under the other act. The letter states
that the secretary of the Interior does
not believe -ongress intended that
two grants should be made to Okla-
It was stated at the attorney gen-
eral's office this morning that it is a
weak contention on the part of the
government and that any one's con-
struction of what congress intended
will not go far in the courts. It was
also stated that the case will be
taken to the supreme court of the
United States for settlement.
last family of
IS RESULT OF CRIMINAL AS-!
SAULT ON WHITE WOMAN
OF RECENT DATE.
There Was a Great Demon- with the order <>f some
I "f the whites of McLoud that ne-
stration of Enthusiasm
PLACED IN HOLE SEVERAL
YEARS AGO AND FAILED
Do Pott county couples get mar-
ried and live happily ever after, That! "" luul
is a natural conclusion from the fact |tlle men were discharged for collect-
that only three suits for divorce I oas'1 fares on their runs and
were filed in the district court dur- "1B nioney in their pockets
irur the month of March. The plan ' mHI,'a<1 ol turning it into the com-
of < mpromislng grievances by the j 1>an-v- " ls also said that It is
probatble that the actions of the
discharged men will he told to fed-
eral grand juries and that body will
be asked to ascertain if the inter*
state law was violated by the carry-
ing of passengers at less than the
regular published rate.
Leslie J. Lyons, United States dis-
trict attorney, is investigating the
matter at the request of the Atchi-
son, Topeka & Santa Fe railway of-
ficials. It Is also said that the end
is not yet in sight.
Men who have been in the serv-
ice of the company as conductors as
far back as 1880 are among those
who are now looking for another Job.
Many of the men were taken from
J their trains at the middle of their
! run. One conductor received a tele-
; gram at lawrence to give up his
train to another conductor, go to
Emporia and turn In all the com-
pany s property as his services were
no longer required. He was at a
loss to understand the reason, but
when he reached Emporia he found
there a number of others who had
been given the same kind of notice.
It is the same thing all along the
line of the Santa Fe. The-axe, as
some of the discharged men put It,
began to get into action, when four-
teen conductors turned in their com-
pany s property and received their
time cheks. It has been known
for some time that special agents of
the Santa Fe have been riding the
company's trains In an effort to
catch conductors, brakemen and port-
ers who were disobeying the rules.
"The Missouri Pacific started It,"
said one of the discharged men, "and
the Santa Fe followed suit. I' is
hard to tell how far the matter will
go. No doubt some of the men dis-
charged wore guilty, but that is no
reason why some of the oldest and
most reliable and trustworthy onos
should have to suffer for the wrongs
fireplace, instead of airing troubles
in court, is the plan adopted. Any-
how the records shows in the dis-
trict clerk's office that only three
couples have troubles.
Another feature of the report of
the district clerk for the month of
Manh is that not a criminal suit
was filed. This is the first time this
• fact has evor occurred since state-
hood. This does not signify that
the commission of crime Is one the
decline, because during the past few
weeks three murders have been com-
mitted. As no indictments have
been returned by a garad jury,
the cases have not been recorded.
Twenty-one civil caseR were file! j
during the month.
Drizzling, dreary weather may be
expected for a day or two. according
to the reports of the weather man.
The forecast is for unsettled condi-
tions, which is a nice way of saying
it will be unpleasant. A drop in the
I recognized in this city by the clos-
H agreeabieness of the day. It was cold
i enough to snow, but it didn't.
Warmer weather is promised for to-
morrow, which is an encouraging sign.
H The rain, however, was badly needed.
GRIMES WILL RETURN.
Guthrie, Ok., April 4.—William
Grimer. former chairman of the re-
'Ublican committee and secretary of
Oklahoma territory, will "return to
Mtlahoma from Marshfleld! Ore., ac-
i>rdlng to friends here, who state
'hat the return to Oklahoma to live
made necessary because of his
wife's health. He formerly lived at
If you have anything to sell
a classified ad will bring you
Buried beneath the surface of a
hill, on sections 19 and 30 south of
the city, are said to be Beverai sticks
of dynamite, which if they were to
let off" would not alone hurl tons
of dirt heavenward, but would Jar
this city to a great extent. The ex
plosive is said to be hidden there, not
placed there by persons with evil de-
signs, but by accident.
According to a statement of a per-
son wLo claims to speak with author-
ity, the dynamite has been there for
several years. The charge was plac-
ed there while blasting rock by per-
sons who several years ago used to
sell this building material. Many
charges were "set off," but the hid-
den explosive was one that refused
Members of one of the county road
gangs are at work in that vicinity
grading and filling In the highway.
When it was learned that the hidden
explosive was beneath the surface
where a hill was to be cut down, the
recruits In the county road gang be-
came paralyzed with fear. They re-
fused to assist in the work. O. T.
Ready, in charge of the road gang,
also entertained some fears because
the report was not lacking in truth.
He does not wish to take any chances.
Dirt for filling purposes iB being se-
cured a short distance south of the
It is unlikely that new bridge will
be built across the North Canadian
at this point, not for the present at
least, A new floor has been built
across the bridge. The county road
gang is at work in this commissioners
diistrict, and will labor here for some
time. The highways are to be greatly
Improved. Not alone in this section
are the roads to be placed in a sub-
stantial condition, but in all sections
of the county.
National News Association.
Washington, April 4.—Both houses
of congress met at noon today in the
It was a spectacular scene.
Champ Clark received a great ova-
tion and ex-Speaker Cannon was wild-
There was a great demonstration
when Bryan and Harmon met o'i the
floor and shook hands heartily.
Decorum was thrown to the winds
and the house rang with the tumul
All the senators and representa-
tives had their desks piled high with
flowers and the galleries were packed.
Despite the drizzling rain immense
crowds packed the capital long before
the session began.
It seemed there was new Joy In the
air for the democrats, who are in
power for the first time in sixteen
It is believed a coalition of demo-
crats and insurgents will control the
The democrats with difficulty re-
strained themselves from gloating
over the republican representatives
who seemed cheerful under the cir-
Neither house attempted to do any-
thing formal except the swearing in
of nt-w members and perfecting the
The formal election of officers was
When Champ Clark was elected he
took the nhalr amid the greatest dem-
onstration. Members shouted, danced
and pounded their desks.
Mr. Clark made a short talk, speak-
ing of the democratic outlook and the
prospects for harmony.
The other officers selected in the
democratic caucus were elected.
In the senate the proceedings were
very dignified in contract to the house
Interest was keen there, however.
3rocs could no longer live In that
town, ihe last of the negro families
left there Saturday. Somo of them
migrated to the western part of the
state, others went to Kansas and In
one or two instances the rest went
lo the northwest. Tho negroes fear
eii that if thoy remained there a
clash between tho races would be
"Leave at once!" and "Niggers
must go," were somo of the signs
posted on the gates leading to the
negroes' homes. Several families left
as soon as the note of warning was
sounded. Others tarried until an ef-
fort was made to burn the home of
a negro family. Somo of the negroes
owned their own homes which they
sold to the whites; others rented.
The order for the negroes to go
was not the wish of the better ele-
ment of whites in that town. The
hostile attitude of certain whites,
thought to have been the work of
boys, grew out of the assault upon
a white wonun a short time ago.
Tie assault was committed by a
negro who lived In McLoud but a
short time, and was known as a
"bad nigger." However, most of the
negroes living In that town were In-
dustrious and law abiding, it is
Threats were made to drive the
black race from the confines of
Bales township, in -which McLoud
is located. However, the hostile
attitude towards the negroes has sub-
sided, and further trouble is not ex-
Had to Remove
Negro Troops to
Avert Race Riots
WORLD'S CHAMPION TYPIST
NEGRO USES SHOT
GUN WHEN RE FINDS
DUCK WITH WIFE
"CLEAN LIP" DAY
PROGRESSIVE STEPS TAKEN TO
IMPROVE SANITARY CONDI-
TIONS OF TOWN.
Tho world's champion typist gave
an exhibition at the Western Busi-
ness college yesterday, and Ills speed
In manipulating a typewriter was
most, remarkable. In the vernacular
of the street, he was going some.
He wrote 111! words in one minute
with his eyes blindfolded In matter
dictated to him; 111 words from
copy, and 206 words memorized. Mr.
Iliaisdell won the chimpion^hip in
Madison Square Garden last October.
Mr. Blaisdell also gave an exhibition
The inclement weather of today
halted the civic work of improving
the sanitary conditions of Tecumseh:
The day was to have been set aside
for cleaning up the city. Not from
a moral standpoint, for bneriff Pierce
and his force of doputles, assisted by
the city marshal accomplished that
fact long ago. Sanitary conditions
are to be improved.
"Clean up" day was suggested a
time ago, and many have already
profited by the suggestion, and re-
UTIL.ZED THE DOOR moved all rubbish anil unsightly
FOR A TARGET NO ONE WAS | thlng8 from ,he)r property „rank
TURNS AUTO AGAINST CURB.
El Reno, Ok., April 4.—To avoid
running into a crowd of boys and
girls, coasting on bicycles and roller
skates on Huff avenue hill in EI
Reno last night, Miss Edith Alien
quickly turned an automobile which
she was driving. Into the curb, and
as a result her aged mother, wbb
was with her in the car, suffered
several injuries. Three wheels" of
the car were broken, and It was oth-
erwise badly damaged.
Robert Hogan,, a negro, is locked
up in the county jail on the charge
of assault with intent to kill. He
was arrested near Sewall by Sell riff
Fierce yesterday afternoon, after he
had fired at his wife and C. W. Wil-
liams, another negro, with a shot
gun, who he found in a room at his
Hogan was until yesterday, em-
ployed as a farm hand by Williams.
The two men started for the field
yesterday to work. Hogan was di-
rected what work to do and was then
left by his "mastah." The negro
work for a while, and then, accord-
ing to bis statement, there was some-
thing that told him all was not right
at home. That was where mental
telepathy played an important part.
When Hogan arrived home and
found Williams there with his wife,
he is said to have become enraged.
"Youse ben trifflin'" he is said to
have remarked. He locked the door
leading to the room where his wife
and Williams were seated. Then he
procured a shot gun and too a pot
shot at the door.
Neither of the Inmates of the room
were injured. Hogan left the house
and Williams left soon afterwards,
came to Tecumseh and reported the
matter to Sheriff Pierce. Part of the
splinters resulting from the pulveriz-
ing of the n^uel of the door were vis-
ible on Williams' coat, when nearly
out of breath, he related his experi-
ence to Justice John Harfleld. The
accused negro will be arraigned to-
Creel, a prominent citizen, preached
the gospel of civic cleanliness, and
talked day and night. He dreamed
of a better and cleaner Tecumseh aud
his hopes are to be realized. Many
other citizens are lending a helping
Circulars were distributed broad
cast in the city yesterday calling at-
tention to the fact that today would
be "clean up" day. Garbage and re-
fuse of all kinds were to be collected
and teams would haul it away to the
municipal dumping grounds. The only
exiiense or effort citizens are asked
to bear, Is the effort in collecting their
own garbage. When the great work
Is accomplished Tecumseh will be
one of tho cleanest and most health-
ful cities in the state. The work will
be done as soon as weather permits.
"HOPE" TO THE CANINES.
The Herald, 10c per week.
Shawnee haw a Mike Schreck. It
is a canine that lives near the cor
ner of Highland and North Broad-
way. Mike is not a thoroughbred
bull dog, but han and shows enough
blood to give him somp recognition.
The big canine is not quarrelsome
but he fusses and growls around a
great deal, and few of the "hopes"
that stray into these parts, fout what
Mike throws a bluff at them. He is
old and feeble now; he can't fight,
but he gets away with his bluff.
When a dog stops near tho vicinity
of his abode, Mike saunters forth
with a look of battle in his eyes,
mut*oring threats and the tenderfoot
makes a get away. Mike is nine-
tenths bluff. Some day a canine
hope will hook up with him and Mike
will take the oount.
A light voto and the absence of
trouble of any kind were features of
today's election. A more quiet and
orderly election was never held in
Shawnee. Everything points to the
election of Martin and tho ontire dem-
A downpour of rain when the polls
were opened this morning oaused
some uneasiness among various can-
didates who feared tho storm would
halt the work of getting out the vote.
The rain did not deter the voters
from getting out, howover, In rea-
From various towns iu the county
reports indicate the vote is light, due
entirely to tho fact that no issues are
involved and only one ticket is in
the field. However, a big vote ls by
ing polled at Tecumseh where a con-
test is 011 for the office of city mar-
TIRE OF COMMISSION FORM.
Among many citizens can be found
expressions favoring a return to the
old aldormanlc form of government,
Ihe argument being advanced that
the commislon form Is not proving
satisfactory, and especially that It
is more expensive than the former
It is pointed out that much ex-
pense would be eliminated If the
salaries of the mayor and three com-
missioners amounting to $t!,400 year
ly, should be cut off, and the claim
is further mado that under the com-
mission form of government there
has been no saving in tho cost of
administration generally, and that
the government Itself is no better
than it was under aldormanlc gov-
ernment.—-Sapulpa Evening Light,
The Herald, 10c per week.
San Antonio, Tex., April 4.—Race
riots were averted here by sending
the Ninth caralry, colored, to the bor-
The feeling became intense because
the negroes refused to obey the Jim
Crow and other municipal regulations.
1 ho situation was about to reach
a climax when orders for the border
Rain, cold, camp muddy, and other
disagreeagle features. Tho soldiers
are disgusted with their inactivity.
Tho meeting of tho teachers' asso-
ciation which is to convene the lat-
ter part of tho month, will be one of
the most interesting and instructive
ever held in the county. It ls ex-
pected that tho largest number of
teachers ever attending the associa-
tion will be present County Super-
intendent Robinson is preparing the
program which will include addresses
by several prominent educators* The
musical program will also be an in
IS CAPTURED DY
National News Association.
El Paso, Tex., April 4.—The main
line of the Mexican Central has again
been cut between Torreon and Mex-
ico City, leaving Torreon without
means of communication.
The insurrectos have captured
LESTER KING FUNERAL.
The funeral services of Lester
Elijah King, who departed this life
April 3rd, aged 14 years, 3 months, 23
days, was held from the family home,
Mr. and Mrs. George King, 310 Kim-
berley street, nlonday at 3 p. m. The
services were conducted by L. Wal-
ter Nine, pastor of the First United
Brethren church, in tho presence of a
large company of sympathizing
friends. Lester was an Invalid child
and a great sufferer most of his life.
His patient and Innocent life greatly
endeared him to the entire commu-
nity. The floral offering was beau-
tiful. The funeral services were very
Impressive. The body was laid to rest
In the Mission cemetery. Fond pa-
rents, one brother, two sisters, grand
parents, three uncles, one aunt and
many cousins mourn bis departure.
The entire community extend deep-
est sympathy to the bereft family.
Read The Herald.
STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF THE
Shawnee National Bank
As made to the Comptroller of the Currency at
the Close of Business
TUESDAY, MARCH 7th, 1911.
Time loans and discounts $537,130.56
Banking house furniture and fixtures 22.000.00
Stocks and securities (county warrants).... 17,349,18
Demand loans $ 55,356.84
Cash in bank 58,382.32
U. S. Bonds 90000.00
Sight exchange 194,691.31 398,430.47
Capital stock $50,000.00
Surplus invested in U. S. bonds 4J.000.00
Undivided profits 8.532.97 108.532.97
Circulating notes 50.000.00
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