The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 109, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 24, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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Are You a Booster? If You Are, Prove Your Energy by Doing all You Can to Secure the Presbyterian College
MONTHS FOR SI
VOL. 10—NO. 109.
The Shawnee news
NEWSPAPER THAT 18 MAKING SHAWNEE FAMOUS-"FEAR OOD, TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL."
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1907.
lAWNfct 011 £
FOR PURE MILK
CITY COUNCIL ON REQUEST OF
COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIA-
TION FALLS IN LINE WITH
THE NEWS FIGHT.
City Attorney Instructed to Draw Up
Ordinance for Next Meeting to
Stop All Adulterations and
Other Injurious Prac-
I ROAD 15II?
For the past week the Shawnee
NewB has been calling the attention
of the people of Shawnee to the un-
wholesome and adulterated milk that
some of the local dealers are selling.
At the council meeting the good ac-
complished by this agitation on the
part of The News was shown when
a committee composed o^_ Doctors
Douglas, Carson and Saunders, on
behalf of the Pottawatomie County
Medical association, presented a re
quest to the city council that a com-
mittee be appointed to investigate the
condition of the milk supply of Shaw
nee. Immediate action was taken
and the city attorney was Instructed
to draw up an ordinance for the next
meeting after consultation with the
doctors on what was needed.
Doetor Douglas explained that the
greatest trouble was the common
practice among dairymen of leaving
their cans and other recepticles with-
out cleaning for a long time.
The News will continue Its fight
against this great injustice practiced
on babies and adults as well until it
1B eradicated. It is something that
the city should not tolerate and It Is
to be hoped that the city attorney
places a heavy punishment In the or-
dinance which he is drawing up.
The vote by the council was unani-
mous. Analysis will be made to show
the great harm practiced by some
of the unscrupulous on the people.
Cans and other recepticles are allow-
ed to accumulate dust and go without
cleaning over twenty-four hours. In
addition to the disease caused the
milk is soured by the unclean cans
IJcense is also agitated, that one
may trace who Is selling the milk and
place the responsibility for the im
Citizens Determined that Necessary Money Shall Be Raised at Once-Big
Meetings at the Chamber of Commerce
EVERYTHING CLOSES TOMORROW TO BOOST FUR GREATER SHE
Presbyterians will Select Location on Next Saturday—Quick Action Nec-
essary—Subscriptions Now Needed=-Marks an Hpoch in the
• Life of the Forest City
SURVEYORS IN CAMP NORTH
EAST OF SHAWNEE SINCE
Farmers Think It is the Fort Smith
and Western, But It is Believed
They are Being
Shawnee in herself again. The old
spirit of do or die in the attempt Is
animating every booster In the city.
The citizens are a unity in their deter-
mination to procure the new state
Presbyterian University for Shawnee.
Enthusiastic meetings were held In
the Chamber of Commerce last night
for this purpose, which were crowded
to the doors with the boosters for a
Greater Shawnee. At 9 a. m. today an-
other meeting was held, at which near-
ly every business house in the city was
represented. PlanB were laid and a
The Shawnee College Devel-
opment Company was formed
with Messrs. Willard John-
son, George H, Kerfoot, W. M. Long
mire, Geo. E. McKlnnis, V. H. Gee, C
W. Cook, E. W. Stone, Harry M. Tick
nor J. L. Ford. F. B. Reed and Dr
Theo. P. Bringhurst as directors. The
object of the company Is to take sub
scriptions of land and money with
which to- secure the location of the
Presbyterian University In Shawnee.
The committee Is now in readiness to
dispose of the stock which is taken
as the most convenient and easiest
way to raise the necessary money.
Quick action Is necessary for the
Presbyterians will select their loca-
tion in a meeting next Saturday at Ok-
lahoma city. The business interests
of the city are giving their entire
time to the matter, and in line with
the movement every business house In
Shawnee will be closed tomorrow be-
tween 1 and 4 p. m. Every man, wo-
man and child will then join In a grand
rally to raise the money in time to
make the offer to the Presbyterians.
Fireworks are to fly in all directions,
for Shawnee is alive and Is going to
get that university. A year from now
the 'varsity boys and co-eds will be
the real things in the civic life of
Shawnee. It means great advance-
ment for Shawnee in a commercial,
social and intellectual way.
The Chamber of Commerce will be
ready to give all information, as will
any business man of the city, on the
proposition, and likewise to take your
donation for this great institution,
which is now established as the Henry
Kendall College at Muskogee, with
property worth $100,000, which will
be converted Into an endowment fund.
Do your part. It is your fight as well
as the committee In charge, who will
be overworked the next few days.
Don't wait for them to call on you; get
busy and together with yonr neigh
bors subscribe and boost from now
until Saturday, when the money must
A monster mass meeting will be held
Thursday night and a big parade pull
ed off tomorrow afternoon, in which all
boosters will follow the band. A noise
will be created that will hurl the name
1 of the Forest City to the ends of the
earth. Line up. How much do you
care for a greater Shawnee. The pro-
1 gramme of the meeting and the parade
will be found elsewhere. Tomorrow Is
boosters' day; that !b an event which'
posterity will celebrate in the history
THE LINE OF PARADE HUD THE MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION
. .kl.i. « &!•<> niMvon 1111(1 nrODPrtV
Working quietly and determinedly
is a survey party several miles north
•ust. of Shawnee and going further
away all th*> time. Prom the direc-
tion they are noing it looks Uk*> an-
other northeastern proposition They
have bo*-n ramped In the Van Sant
farm since Prdaiy and because of the
fact that they are nearly paralleling?
the old Fort Smith and Western sur-
vey, the farmers believe it to be that
road. However, the party is not
volunteering anything, and it looks
like a stall some other road is mak-
Meanwhile the chances of Shawnee
getting that badly needed railroad to
the northeast look brighter than aver.
The road and itB destination ar un-
known at this time, but no doubt it
will soon be announced. The aanic
of every road in the southwest was
repeated to the party, but they would
not give a hint who they were or
v:here they were going. One thing
Is certain, and that Is that they mean
business. They are well equipped
and have a larg«« party prepared for
a long survey The camp was vis-
ited Tuesday by a New* reporter
KODOL for dyspepsia clears the
stomach and makes the breath as
sweet as a rose. KODOL is sold by
druggists on a guarantee relief plan.
It conforms strictly to the National
Pare FooJ and Drugs law Sold by C.
SCHOOLS AND BUSINESS HOUSES
CLOSE IN SHAWNEE WED-
Everybody Vo Boost for a Greater
Mayor and Chamber of
proclamation of Mayor.
To the Merchants and Business Men
of the City of Shawnee—Greeting
In conformity to the wishes of the
Chamber of Commerce and the clt
izens of this city, I hereby request
all merchants and business men to
close their respective places of bus!
ness between the hours of one o'clock
and four o'clock p. m. Thursday, April
26th, A. D. 1907, and I further request
the said merchants and business men
to assemble in the vicinity of the city
hall at one o'clock p. m. of Bald day
to participate In a parade and imme-1 i ian College,
dlately after said parade to assemble |
Wooley Will Speak.
Hon. John G. Wooley of Chicago,
editor of the "New Voice." author of
several works and a lecturer of nat-
ional renown, will speak at the First
M. B. church, corner of Beard and
Ninth, on Thursday evening, April
at the Becker Theater for the purpose
of participating in a movement look-
ing toward the securing of the Presby-
terian College of Indian and Oklahoma
Territories in this city.
Given under my name and official
seal this 24th day of April, A. D. 1907
F. P. STEARNS, Mayor.
To the Citizens and Business Men of
In the interest of a Greater Shaw-
nee you are respectfully requested to
close all of your respective places of
business Thursday afternoon from
one o'clock to four in order that all
may attend a grand rally to be held In
Becker theater at 2 o'clock for the
purpose of ralBlng funds to secure the
location in 8hawnee of the Presbyte-
GEO. H. KERFOOT,
President Chamber of Commerce.
Line of Parade.
Form at 1:80 p. m. at the city hall.
Shawnee Concert Band.
Public schools will form on Ninth
street west of city hall.
City officials and citizens will form
on Broadway north of Ninth.
The formation of the schools will
be as follows: School Board, superin-
tendent and teachers. High schools
and Ward schools.
The parade headed by the Shaw
nee Concert Band will move east on
Ninth street to Oklahoma avenue,
south on Oklahoma avenue to Main
street, west on Main to Becker thea-
ter, where a grand rally in the lnter-
eat of Greater Shawnee will be held
to which every citizen and property
owner in the city of Shawnee, and
who h s the interests of Shawnee at
heart, Is invited to attend, and at
which place the following program
will be rendered:
Chairman, Sydney J. Roy
Speeches limited to five minutes
each will be made by the following
citizens of Shawnee in the' interest
of the Presbyterian College:
Willard Johnston, Rev. S. A. Ful-
ton, Judge W. S. Pendleton, George
E McKlnnis, George Kerfoot, Rev. L.
C. Wolfe. Superintendent Scott Glenn,
Dr. J. H. Scott. Hon. Frank Siearns,
H. T. Douglas J. H. Maxey, Jr., F.
B. Reed, H. O , Bailey, Hon. J. H.
Woods, Dr. J. A. Walker, Harry Mead
W. S. Search, C. M. Cade, W. M. Long-
mire, Hon. Harry M. Ticknor.
First Annual Ball.
The Journeymen Barbers' Internal
lonal Union, under the local union
No. 384, will give their first annual
ball Wednesday evening, April 24. at
the old Elks hall, corner of Sean!
and Main. The receipts for the same
are to be used for sick benefit Ev-
erybody is invited to attend and have
a good time.
yi'ii! rough is only In the throat and
does not trouble you now, don't think
that It needs no attention When it
has not- had much of a Btart la the
time to check IL The Bllgbtest cough
easily leads to pneumonia, bronchitis
and consumption. A bottle of Bal-
lard's Horehound 8yrup will curs that
congb. The price put« It within reach
of all. At all druggists
Drs. Heflin & Tayman
office Over Qossllng, Truett A Co.
DISGRACEFUL PROCEDURE OF
CITY COUNCIL RESENTED BY
THE CITIZENS WHO GAVE NEW
MAYOR GREATEST DEMON-
STRATION OF SUPPORT EVER
SEEN IN CITY HALL.
TRACKAGE AND BUSINESS
Big 8 Headed by Clayton and Blakny
Given a Scoring—Stearns Stated
That He Received More Democratic
Votes for Mayor Than Clayton Did
and That He Wat Going to be a
Mayor of the People With Fairness
125x14(1 trackage on South Broad
way, is a snap at $3,000.
40x140 trackage on 8. 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, prioe $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, 75x160 foot lot, five blocks north
of Main. Owner does not live in
city and haa cot price to $3,000.
EASTERWOOD A PUQH,
Room 7 over Oklahoma National bank
No occasion has so stirred the city
as the disgraceful attempt of the Big
8 to tie the hands of the mayor, Frank
Stearns, in order to prohibit him from
exercising the duties of a mayor
Tuesday night the ciiy hall was crowd
ed to every window, door or anything
else that a man could stand. It was
open talk on the streets all day yes-
terday that the followers of Blakley
and Clayton were going to tie the
mayor's hands and make him power-
less. This enraged the business men
of the city of all parties who chose
their mayor at the ballot, and did not
want his hands tied by two men whom
they rejected when running for may
or of Shawnee. Bvsry alderpian was
present except Dimmers, who is a re-
publican. The hand of the Big 8 was
shown when Alderman Blakley pre-
sented an ordinance giving the coun-
cil the right to select their own com-
mittees, taking all appointive power
cut of the mayor's hands, contrary to
all legislative assemblies the world
Clayton seconded thiB, and Hal John
son was on his feet Instantly to have
It ruled out of order. The mayor
said the point was well taken. Blak-
ley and Clayton then took an appeal
from the decision of the chair. The
Big 8 won as a result of a straight
party vote. When it came to a roll
call. 8tearns called Clayton to the
chair. The leader of the Big 8, none
abashed, tip-toed up to the chair,
where he called the roll, after which
he was asked to resume his seat as
alderman by the mayor, who then
continued on with the business of the
Harry M. Ticknor and Miss Virgin-
la Dickson were appointed members
of the park commission and conBrm-
ed. But when the name of Johnny
Jones was presented by the mayor
for assistant chief of police in the
place of Hewlett, whom he removed,
the council, or properly speaking, the
Big 8, refused to confirm the appoint
ment Stearns submitted to all the
indignities without reply until all
business was attended to. when he
stepped out from behind his desk and
addressed himself with all the earnest-
ness and sincerity of his heart In a
Bpeech that caused every one to cheer
the man for his fairness and devotion
to the Interests of his home city
The streets were lined outside with
crowds as was the Chamber of Com-
merce, and every place the clear, un-
mtstaken words of the speaker were
audible and were continually broken
by an applause Beldom given to any
man in Shawnee.
Stearns said that he talked with
the citizens of Shawnee behind him.
If Blakley had been elected mayor he
yas certain that the council would
not have treated him bo unfair as the
Big 8 is treating him, the mayor el
ected by the people of Shawnee. The
brutal majority which 1b trying to
tie his handB was not elected to per
form the mayor's duties, and he
(Stearns) had received more demo-
cratic votes In addition to the repub-
lican votes than Clayton, who was
defeated at the primaries for mayor
Stearns told the council that they act
ed more like a lot of schoolboys than
a council of city dads. He stated
that he was not there to play peanut
politics and had given the council
I every opportunity to be fair. He
j asked Day, one of the Big 8, if this
j was not true, and that member as
■ aented that it was. He stated that
| all day yesterday It had been the open
boast of the Big 8 that Mayor Stearns
would not be able to appoint any com
mlttees or appoint any officials what
ever. This he said enraged everyone
that heard It and caused many bus!
| ness men of the democratic party to
j come to him and urge him to stand
j pat on his rights as mayor of Shaw
nee, where he was elected by the peo-
ple, and where he was going to be
I desire to announce to my friends
that I will make my temporary h««<t
quarters In the office of W. J. Rlgo*
GEO. E. McKINNIS.
FIGURE IT OUT!
mayor while holding the office. The
best people were back of him and he
was going to appoint his committees
so that a member of a committee
who Is under charge of making one
hundred dollars on a horse trade or
anything else will not have another
opportunity to do so under his admin-
Stearns stated that he would treat
the council right and they would
have to treat him right. It waB a
strong speech, spoken by a man who
Is bent on building a Greater Shaw-
nee and who was thoroughly disgust-
ed with small partisan and peanut
statesmanship by Aldermen Blakley
and Clayton, both of whom were de-
feated for mayor by their own party
Stearns asked the Big 8 to do up and
down the business portion of the city
and see whom the people wanted for
mayor and whom they wanted to
make the appointments. He stated
that he had the people with him and
was going to give Shawnee the best
administration It ever had. He further
stated that he wanted men in offices
like the assistant chief of police with
whom he could work and find out
what was going on for the better-
ment of the city. As mayor, he want
ed to know and hold every man work-
ing for the city responsible, as the
people held him responsible.
HOW MUCH ARE YOU SAV-
11.00 OPENS AN ACCOUNT
BANK OF COMMERCE.
For Sale or Trade
SCHOOL LEASE ON 1<0 ACRE
FARM, INCLUDING 4 ROOM
HOU8E, BARN, WELL, ETC. 127
ACRES IN CULTIVATION. NOW
NETTING FROM WOO TO $1,200 PER
Glvo Benson a trial order of paint-
ing or sign writing. 8kllled work-
men and avery Job guaranteed. 12-tf
Coffin & Lambard
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