The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 93, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 6, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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When Shawnee Has Finished Its New Convention hall, Shawnee Will Be The Convention City of the State
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VOL. 10—NO. 93.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1907.
SHAWNEE NEW8 40c A MONTH
DEMAND FOR GREAT MEETING
PLACE ACTED UPON BY CHAM-
BER OF COMMERCE.
Committee Appointed to Work Out
Details and Best Plan of Raising
Money—Will be Pushed* to Ac-
POLLS WERE KEPT OPEN.
DEMOCRATS OF LITTLE COUNTY
Shawnee needs a big convention
hall and Shawnee is going to have one
before the summer has passed. The
Chamber of Commerce at Its meeting
Friday night appointed a committee
to work out the best plan of raising
money for that purpose. This com-
mittee is composed of W. M. Long-
mire, George E. McKinnis, F. B.
Reed, C. W. Cook and Dr. Theodore
P. Bringhurst, who started out on ac-
Favor Addition of More Territory or
Dissolution of County—Feeling
Davis, I. T., April 6.—Alleging that
the newly created Murray county will
be pauperized from the very begin-
ning, and asking that additonal ter-
ritory be given it, or if that cannot
be done, the county be disorganized,
and its territory be added to the ad-
joining counties which may be able
to support county governments, the
Murray County Democratic Executive
committee yesterday emphatically reg-
istered its protest against the action
of the county seat and boundary spec-
ulators in the constitutional conven-
The democrats of the committee in
special session openly declared their
disapproval of the course pursued by
"Railroad" Haskell and "Cocklebur"
the oft repeated statement that less was precipitated, during whtch the
than twenty-five per cent of the sur j country members introduced and had
face of the county is agricultural land adopted the following resolution:
and that not more than two per cent I "Whereas, Murray county, as at
of this agricultural land Is at present present constituted, is too poor to
subject to taxation or will be In sev support a county government, from
eral years to come. i the fact that less than twenty-five
Sentiment among democrats Is over- per cent of the surface of the county
whelmingly against the ratification ofjis agricultural land, and the balance
the constitution, and the advent of being worthless and waste lands in
Murray on a speech making tour of the Arbuckle mountains-, and that of
this section is looked forward to with the agricultural lands not mor than
a great deal of Interest and several two per cent is now subject to taxa-
bushel baskets full of rotten eggs. i tion or will be fore a number of years.
Tlie meeting of the commltt. e was 1 "And, whereas, the rate of tifcatlon
held primarily to settle a dispute that | on the little property subject to tax-
had arisen among the members as to ation, will amount to confiscation
tive work today. No definite sum
has been suggested, although $50,000' Murray in reference tot his poor little
Is none too much to spend on a build- poverty stricken, fourteen cornered
ing of this kind, which will be worth
many times its value to Shawnee in
actual returns and as an advertising
It will be provided with all the
accessions necessary to accommodate
big crowds and will be centrally lo-
cated. In short, the convention hall
at Shawnee will make Shawnee the
natural convention city of the new
Several plans have been suggested
for raising the necessary money. Some
favor popular subscriptions; others
favor holding a — , and
others are in favor of a stock com-
pany. The committee in charge will
select the most feasible way. Some
time ago an outline was given In The
News of the building contemplated
Other plans will likely be submltteo
and the most suitable will be decided
upon by the Chamber of Commerce.
In their resolutions they emphasized
At Tulsa Until Sundown and Caused
NEWS FROM D. C.
Tulsa, I. T., April 6.—Election polls
never close until sun-down under the
Arkansas law. Tuesday there was
some friction as to when to close the
polls. Nearly every one was of the
opinion that the polls should close at
six o'clock. But'as the election was
held under the Arkansas law, It meant
that they must Btay open until sun-
In some of the wards it was sun
down before it was in others. Two
men voted as the tale end of the large
luminary was leaving the western
contin^pt and slowly peeping over in-
to China. Arkansas is one of the|vances 111
McCALL OF MASSACHUSETTS
BOOMS UNCLE JOE CANNON
No More News of Alleged "Conspira-
cy" is Obtainable at the White
the time for holding the democratic
primaries. At a meeting of the com-
mittee held in Sulphur about the mid-
dle of March, April 20 was named as
the date of the county primary. Since
then the state committee has named
May 23 as the primary date. The
committee by a majority vote de-
clared that the state committee did
not have the right to dictate the date
of its primaries, and the original date
was finally agreed upon. This action
made the Sulphur members of the
committee sulphurious, and a row
Therefore, be It resolved, that it
is the sense of the Democratic Execu-
tive Committee of Murray county,
now In session, that the balance of
township one, north, and one east,
and all of township one north and one
west be added to this county.
"In the event the constitutional
convention will not add said territory,
we respectfully ask the constitutional
convention to dissolve this county and
add the territory to the adjoining
counties that are able to support coun-
It's virtues liave been established
for many years, and thousands of
people have been made happy by tak
lng Hollister^ Rocky Mountain Tea.
3E cents. Tea or Tablets. Shawnee
TRACKAGE AND OOSINEESS
125x140 trackage on South Broad-
way, Is a snap at $3,000.
40x140 trackage on S. Bell, half a
block from Main, only $5,000.
40x140 trackage on Union avenue,
half block from Main, price $4,000.
Main street business house, two
story brick, good rental, price $7,-
Modern two story brick on Main
street. Bargain at $10,000.
New and modern two story brick on
N. Broadway, Is a snap at $8,000.
Beautiful two story 8 room dwell-
ing, 76x150 foot lot, five blocks north
of Main. Owner does not live in
city and has cut price to $3,000.
Prizes for Shooting.
The following prizes will be given
at Hamm's gallery next week:
Score card, five shots for 25c, prizes
$1 for high score each day, $5 for high
score for week.
Diamond card. 5 shots for 16c,
prize $2 for putting a shot in each
Rat shooting, 6c per shot, $1 for cut-
ting the dfil.
Practice shooting, three shots for
STOLE A WATCH.
Shawnee Young People's Christian
The April meeting will be held at
the Reformed Church Sunday, April
7, at 4 p. m. sharp. Topic, "A Duty I
We Owe Ourselves and Others." 1 100 feet «ood trackase property 0n
Scripture reading, Matt 7. 1-14, Beard street. Rock Island track entire
Miss Minnie Harbaugh. < length of lot, at a bargain.
Paper, "What Shall Be Our Aim in j 50 feet on A. T. & S. F., good loca-
Life?" Miss Mary McPivitt. ' tion. Must be sold. Price no ob-
Washington, April 6.—Representa-
tive Sayiuol W. McCall of Massachu-
setts in an interview cam< out for
Speaker Cannon of Illinois for the re-
publican nomination for president. Mr
McCall believes that Cannon will be
a inlghly strong candidate. He ad-
idea that Cannon, long re-
few states that closes the polls at sun
STEARNS IS HOPEFUL.
Clean, Strong Republican
Ticket Can Win.
Oklahoma City, Okla., April 6.—
"With a clearly defined policy, and
a strong and clean state, legislative
and judicial ticket, the republican
party of Oklahoma and Indian Terri-
tory will be victorious at the polls this
fall," said Mayor-elect Frank Stearns
of Shawnee, who was in the city. Mr.
Stearns won in the Shawnee mayoral-
garded as the arch standpatter of
tho republican party, will come out
for revision of the tariff.
In reply to questions, Mr. McCall
declined to talk about any possible
conference he is thought to have had
with the speaker regarding this ques-
tion. If Mr. McCall has sounded Un-
cle Joe. and has learned things to
cheer the hearts of rock ribbed revis-
ionists, he keeps that to himself. As
is well known, Speaker Cannon has,
through all his political career, been
pretty close to the people, and it
would not surprise his followers to
learn that he had come out for a par-
ty principle demanded hy a lart^e
ty contest with the greatest of ease,
and added fresh laurels to the record', number of his fellow party men.
of the republican party through the;
feat. He is one of the best known! Expectant newspaper correspond-
republicans in the State. He is most ents who wont to the White House
happily optimistic concerning the fu- in the confident hope that they would
ture of the party In the new Oklaho- (hear tho mention of the name of Sen-
ma ator Penrose of Pennsylvania in con-
'The democrats have amply illus- nection with the disclosure of the al-
trated their incompetency as officials leged "conspiracy within the republi-
through the crooked constitutional can party to wrest the control of the
Short talk, Mr. Gossllng.
Paper, "What Duty do We Owe Oth-
ers?" Miss Myrtle Dickson.
Talk, "Importance of Doing Our
Duty," C. E. Yeaton.
The papers will be followed by dis-
Boonvllle, Ind., April 6.—-Mrs. Polly
Baker, C5 years old, has just been
cide and nine were divorced by Mrs.
husband. Of this number, one died haTe thebargalns .
a natural death, one committed sul-1
Fifty feet East Main business prop-
erty. Very desirable. See It.
Business house for rent. Best lo-
cation In city for drug store, racket
store, etc. Better see this at once If
you want a first class location. Will
not last long.
One block left two blocks from car
line (26 lots), $1,800, easy terms.
100 dwellings and cottages on our
list See them before buying. We
convention," he said. "They havu
shown that they are unable to write
a constitution, and that they are past
masters in the art of breaking their,ways existed before, reticence, deep
cide and nine wer divorced by Mrs.
COFFIN & LAMBARD
EA8TERWOOD A PUGH,
Room 7 over Oklahoma National bank ^hopeful of finding her affinity.
Baker. She lived eight years with
one husband and much shorter per- REAL E8TATE AND FIRE INSUR-
iods with the others. She Is still ANCE,
108 N. Bell St. Phone 368
WRITES FROM TEXAS.
Jim Payne Had Missing Jewelry Hid-
den Behind a Saloon.
A watch owned by J. Starr was stol-
en from his room Friday morning
while he was out at work. City
Detective John Burnett was detailed
on the case and strong suspicion led
to the arrest of Jim Payne, recently
from Arkansas, on Main street, for
the theft. Payne confessed to Bur-
nett and took him to the alley In the
rear of the Farmers' saloon on East
Main, where he unearthed the watch,
which he had hidden. Payne was
brought up in court this morning and
was fined $25.
Frank McGuire, Who Was Supposeo
to Be Dead.
Newkirk, O. T., April 6.—While Mrs.
Frank McGuire was trying to deter-
mine whether or not the body of the
man found in a strawstack on the
Curry farm, south of Arkansas City,
last week, was that of her husband,
she received a letter which set her
mind at rest by proving that he was
very much alive.
Mrs. McGuire, as soon as she was
THE NEWS F
The Shawnee News is one of those to be treated lightly. The time, the
who demand statehood at any price, place and the opportunity demands
Why not? Shawnee has fondled and j that Oklahoma become a state in her
nestled the hope for many years that | own right. 'And most dear to the
hearts of every Shawneelte every con
sideratlon on earth demands that
Shawnee be made the capital.
she would be the capital of the new
state. Are we to lie down at this
stage of the game because of an un-
satisfactory constitution? Not much.
We have fought too hard for the sac-
informed of the finding of the body!red honor of statehood and our pat-
in teh strawstack, came from Tulsa j riotism would prompt us to accept
to Newkirk, and visited her brother-j any enabling act or any constitution
Use Kennedy's Laxative Cough
Syrup. Children like Its pleasant
taste. Contains no opiates, but drives
the cold out through the bowels. Made
In conformity to Pude Food and Drug
Law. Recommended and sold by C.
In-law, A J. McGuire, who was help-
ing with th einvestlgation. Today
she received a letter from her hus-
band, written at Amarlllo, Texas.
The letter simply stated that he
had decided to look for a new location
and had left Tulsa on that account.
He stated further that he had found
just so long as there was a little pack-
age tied to it containing statehood.
We are decided on this ^question
and demand statehood for Oklahoma
and Indian Territory, regardless of all
the evils that the enabling act or
the constitution may work. The Shaw-
nee News Is for Shawnee first, last
party from President Roosevelt were
obliged to go away disappointed.
Where freedom of speech has al-
pledges to the people. Now is the
opportune moment for a strong and
aggressive campaign. We, as a party,
should accept the constitution, mis-
erable as it is, and seek to correct
its most glaring faults as soon as we
are placed in power. I believe we
should make It a special point to se-
lect strong and able men for every
position, and to see to it that their
past records are absolutely free from
the least taint of suspicion. I do not
think it would be advisable as a gen-
eral rule to put federal office holders
on our ticket. We have a great many
most excellent men In the party who
are not at present holding federal po-
sitions, and these Bhould be given the
"Most Important of all, we should
avoid rows. I thoroughly believe
however, that the era of factionalism
in the republican party has passed
All the interests are presenting one
Seattle, Wash, April C.—The Rev.
Dr. John Q. A. Henry, the famous Ir-
ish evangelist, has arrived here and
will begin a series of revival meetings
tomorrow. He comes direct to Seat-
tle from Ireland, having recently com-
pleted a revival in that country. Dr.
Henry will remain in "this country
several months and will conduct re-
vivals In several large cities.
Shawnee News for Statehood.
Haskell's Manager Appointed.
Ed O. Cassidy of Shawnee has been
made manager of HaBkell's gubernato
rial headquarters at the Norwood. Mr
Cassidy managed the democratic tick
et In the recent city elections. A
corps of clerks will be employed at
Charles N. Haskell's headquarters in
the Interest of his candidacy.
seated, impenetrable retioence, reign-
It was explained that there was
nothing further to say and whether
there would be anything more about
the conspiracy was a matter yet to
be determined. Still the correspon-
dents did not go away entirely empty-
Tams Bixby of Muskogee filed no-
tice with the interior department here
that he wanted to quit the job of com-
missioner to the five civilized tribes
on May 1 or June 1 to suit the depart-
He was informed that the depart-
ment wanted him to remain until next
December at least. This Is the third
time he has resigned, but each time
has been argued out of 1L
Bixby is anxious to engage in pri-
vate business, but the secretary of the
interior wants him to remain in the
public service until the bulk of the
allotment work In. Indian Territory Is
completed. That will take until De-
cember. Bixby is undecided what to
a location In Amarlllo and taken a po and all the time. The city needs the
sitlon in a dry goods store and was capital and The Shawnee News has
making arrangements for his wife and worked too long for her cause to fall
children to join him in a few days, to stand by her now. Whatever other
8ewer Work Starts 8oon.
The huge machines and other tools
to be used by Derr In constructing
the new sewerage system for Shaw-
nee will be In the city the first of next
week. Actual work will be started
at once and the entire Job completed
In four months.
The East Town Aid Society of the
Baptist church Is holding a bazaar at
Mrs. McGuire will I save for Tulsa, sentiments may sway us, there is but The News office today. The ladles
after which she expects to go to Am- one dominant thought In our efforts;have a big crowd and a generous pat-
arillo to join her husband. and ambitions. This great dominant | ronage, which the large line of nice
Frank McGuire left hlB home in'note is a demand for a Greater Shaw-j needle work on sale fully merits
Tulsa one morning In early January, nee. [Lunch was served at noon and the Ice
He kissed his wife and baby as he j Our whole existence and being Is1 eream tables are crowded. Ice cream
left home and taht was the last they animated with the cry for a Greater land cake will be served tonight until
had seen of him. He did not write Shawnee. He who stands In the ten o'clock.
and nothing waB heard from him for city's way shall be knocked, and he
nearly three months. who labors unselfishly for its cause Patronize your home greenhouse
Frank McGuire is a brother of Hon shall reap all the praise and glory we they Lave a full stock of roses, crirn-
Blrd S. McGuire of Oklahoma. can give. iso, ramblers, hybrids and teas, hearty
In our fight for a Greater Shawnee scrubs, at Conover's greenhouse. Take
Phone 276, Rice's livery, for that we are backed by every public spirit the Broadway street ear to ladepen-
rlg. Finest line In eastern Oklaho P(j ana patriotic man, woman and denee* avenue, and walk three blocks
ma. 186-8 Bouth Bell. *-tf : child In Shawnee. Statehood Is not | east. 10-tI
Visiting in Shawnee.
J. E. Turner, who has been talked
of very strongly for the state legisla-
ture by his friends, is a visitor in
Shawnee from Wanette, O. T. He Is
transacting business in the city.
A smart tailor makes a smart suit.
A smart suit makes a smart man. Let
us be your tailor and you be the man.
L. C. Elston & Co.,,114 N. Broadway.
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The clock ticks and ticks the
Shortening up our lives each day,
Eat, drink and be merry,
For some day we will be where,
You can't get Rockey Mountain Tea.
Free samples at Shawnee Drug
Louisiana R. & N. Co.
Shreeveport, La., April 6.—Through
passenger service will be Inaugurated
tomorrow over the line of the Louis-
iana Railway & Navigation company
from this city to New Orleans. One
through train each way dally will be
operated at first, but others will soon
in need of Money.
BANK OF COMMERCE.
Special Meeting A. F. & A. M.
Special communication of Shawnee
Lodge, No. 27, A. F. & A. M., Monday
evening, April 8, at 7:30 sharp.
Work in F. C. and M. M. degrees.
Visiting brethren welcome.
8. H. LESTER,
H. G. NEWCOMB, Master.
Lytal's business property for rent
at No. 321 B. Main St. Who wants
It for $26 a month? See F. A. Stone
at No. 8 1-1 Main SL, Shawnee. Okla
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