The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 124, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 11, 1907 Page: 1 of 10
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What is your position on Statehood under present conditions.'' Cast your \ote in
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I FIGHTING IDE
Lewis, 1. T., May 11.—A thorough
canvass of this community indioates
that the republicans are against the
constitution and againBt putting out a
ticket at the Tulsa convention.
Stringtown, L T-, May 11.—The re-
publicans of Stringtown arc for the
democratic constitution, and from In-
dications they will ask that a ticket
be placed In the field, especially in
precincts and counties.
Lutie, I. T., May 11.—Moat oi the re-
publicans of this section are againBt
putting out a state and county ticket,
and all are against the constitution
They do not believe It would bo con
slstent to nominate a ticket and fight
the constitution if a strong campaign
can be made without a ticket.
Wilburton, I. T., May 11.—Absolute
refusal to place a ticket in the field
and a dead set fight on the constitu-
tion Is the Rlogan of Wilburton repub-
ans here are against the constitution,
but favor placing a ticket in the field.
Purcell, I. T., May 11.—"Let's flgbt
the alleged constitution and refuse to
put out a ticket," is the position of
Purcell republicans. In the language
of George M. Miller, a prominent lo-
cal leader, "lb would be rank Inconsist-
ency to nominate a ticket and then
fight the constitution—like hugging
the sin and kicking the sinner.
Wynnewood,, I. T„ May 11.—Wynne-
wood republicans are against the al-
leged constitution to a man. They
are also against placing a ticket in
tho field and propose a straight-out
fight for principle. 8aid T. B. Fes-
senger, a prominent Garvin county re-
publican, "Let's fight It. We will
shell the timber. I do not believe it
would be consistent to nominate a
ticket and fight the convention. That
would be too much like a tramp look-
ing for work and praying that he
would not find it. We are all against
plexion of this country for years and
will make thousands of republican
Atoka, I. T., May 11—The Atoka re-
publicans are against the constitution
and believe that no ticket should be
placed In the field, while, of course,
the majority of the democrats are for
And What is Your Opinion About
the Position Shawnee
Byars, I T., May 11—The republic
Oklahoma City, Okla., May 11.—
That Latimer county republicans will
Instruct their delegation to the repub-
lican state convention at Tulsa to
vote for a fight on the constitution
and to be agalust putting out a state
ticket Is the opinion of Dr. J. R. Wil-
liams of Gowan, I. T., who Is here at-
tending the druggists' convention.
Dr. Williams is one of the most
prominent republicans In that section
of the state, and was chairman for
the republican committee for the 90th
constitutional delegatorial district.
He claims the republicans of his sec-
tion are heart and sole against the
constitution and that they are also
the shawnee news wishes to know what the
people's wants and oesihes ahe in the matter
Vote the Ballot Below and Bring or Send
Your Vote to The News Office—Give Rea-
sons Why You Aie for Statehood or
Why You Are Against It—Will Be
Guthrie, Okla., May 11.—A large
party of Oklahoma republican leaders
will leave for Washington today in re-
sponse to a telegram front Congress-
man James S. Sherman of New York,
chairman of the republican national
executive committee, Inviting them to
be present at a conference at the Wil-
lard hotel on next Tuesday, regarding
the constitution and the political sit
uatlon in Oklahoma.
ThoBe who received Invitations
were Governor Frank Frantz, Wll
llam Grimes, James R. Cottingham
Henry E. Asp and Krauk Greer, all
of Guthrie; Congressman Bird S. Mc-
Guire, William Busby of McAlester;
Tarns Bixby of Muskogee; Cash Cade
of Shawnee, republican national com-
mitteeman, and George Walker of
Ardmore, United States district attor-
ney and a personal friend of Secre-
Mr. Grimes also received a mes-
sage from Secretary Taft asking him
especially to bring maps and figure*
in regard to gerrymander and other
objectionable features of the consti-
wouia not uuu it. " « """ j - .. .
this infernal document. 'Tls the is- (against the nomination of a state tick-
sue that will decide the political com
et by the party
brought back tho women to Oklaho-
m Reno May 11.—Under Sheriff who committed the deed and but for
John Hackett two weeks ago unearth-'the intervention of a near relative. of
^ information that may lead to the; the mm-derted man he would have
arrest and conviction of the murderer
of Forest Welborn, who was myste
riously shot near Geary a short time
ago. Mr. Hackett took a trip to Kan-
sas two weeks ago for the purpose of
getting some Information from two
women who are supposed to know the
name of the person who killed young
The State Humane Society of Okla-
homa with headquarters in Shawnee,
will give a grand ball on Friday, May
7th, In Ayedelotte hall. They are mak-
a p«.wu — -,ing extensive preparations and In-
vveiuu>u He learned enough to con- j tend making It one of the events of
vince him that the two women know the season In Shawnee.
MELVILLE E. INGALLS
Who organized the great rail-
road combination known as tli
"Big Four." He began his busi
ness career as a water boy on a
The question of statehood is a paramount one In new state politics at
present; every man, woman and child is interested In the future of Oklaho-
There are under present conditions countless different sentiments
swaying the people either for or against statehood, all because of the differ-
ent views held on the unfair con|tltutlon. To the people of Shawnee the
case has a direct bearing more than In any other part of the new state.
By the terms of the enabling act Shawnee is the center of the new state.
The question now Is whether the rank and file of Shawnee are willing to
accept the unfair and partisan constitution as the price of statehood.
Below you will find a ballot which you should vote according to your
position In the matter and bring or send to The News office. With each
vote five reasons are requested to be sent stating why you are for state
hood or why you are not. The results of the contest will appear dally In
the News and as many reasons as possible. Never In tho history of Okla-
homa have the people been forced to decide such an important question.
There being a division of opinion, we desire to ascertain if possible the sen-
timent of the people. This contest is open for all who desire to vote and
will continue until further notice. It will be a strong Indicator of the way
the elections will go. Place an X in the square opposite either FOR or
AGAINST and leave the other blank
plait ii rjoweiier
I New York, May 11.—United States
I Benator Piatt has moved from the
suite of rooms he has occupied at the
Hotel Gotham since the opening of
the place Into a small flat on the third
Boor of the apartment house at 135 W
Eleventh street. He is a boarder, and
the only one outside of the man and
wife with whom he now is living in
His landlady, it Is learned tonight.
Is the woman who has been giving him
massage treatment for over a year
S past. She used to visit him at the
1 Hotel Gotham dally and give him
I treatment, according to what was said
I tonight at the Fifth Avenue Hotel by
I one of the senator's friends, from
whom was obtained the fact that the
Who succeded the late Sanitvl senator had changed his home-
Spencer a- president of the Sou' , —
ern railway. He began hi care t j Bungalow and cottage plans by
Mitchell the architect
a messenger boy. I
WILLIAM W. FINLEY.
cade koi gig
McAlester, I. T., May 11.—With
more than one hundred members pres-
ent the second annual meeting of the
Oklahoma Press association Is prov-
ing to by a great success. With the
Means Unlawful Interest.
we have ft plan
Where you can make 60 to 100 pet
cent on your money within the next
twelve months and do it legally. Wo
firmly believe we are right in say-
ing this to you, and If you will go
with us and see the goods, It will be
easy money for you. Our terms are
$50 to *100 cash and balance on
BO feet half block of North Broad-
way car line. Price $200.
60 feet on North Broadway car line
BO feet corner on North Beard St
60 feet one block of N. Broadway
oar line. Price $260.
76 feet corner on North Beard St
100 feet corner on North Broad-
way car line. Price $800.
60 feet corner on N. Broadway car
Una Price $226.
Do not delay in securing one of
these fine lota now while payments
are right This list will last only a
abort time at these prices. Let ns
•how you at once.
ea5terw000 & pugh
THE REAL E8TATE MAN.
new railway ruling in force, compell-
ing the newspaper men to pay their
fare lu cold cash, It had been feared
that the meeting would not be so
largely attended, but it develops that
the membership Is loyal and decided
to dig up In order that they might
Citizens of tho town are loyally en
tertalnlng the visitors, greatly to their
delight. One of the very pleasing
features was the ball given at the
Elks club. In addition to the visitors
all of McAlester joined in the festivi-
ties, making the event a notable one.
Members of the republican press as-
sociation of Oklahoma met for the an-
nual election of officers and the dis-
cussion of other matters of particular
Interest to the publishers of republl
can doctrine. Before adjournment of
the session it was decided to meet
again at Tulsa on June 6, on the oc-
casion of the meeting of the republi-
can state convention.
Officers chosen for the coming year
arc: Colonel Clarence Douglas, Mus
kogee, president; C. Cranston, Wewo-
ka, vice president; Ell F. Admire, Ok-
lahoma City, secretary.
Arrangements are being made to run
a Frantz special from Enid to the
state convention at Tulsa. The Enid,
Hennessey and Jefferson bands will
accompany the delegation, which will
travel In three trains of seven cars
each. Enid is determined, to prove
her loyalty to Frank Frantz, who
claims that town as his home.
O N K
THE SHAWNEE- NEWS VOTING CONTEST BILLOT;
Against Statehood Q
For or against Statehood for Oklahoma in the
DATE NAME J
Coffin & Lambard
New Idea In Railways,
An English Inventor is said to have
recently perfected a type of railway
car that will revolutionize transporta-
tion the world over. The new car
runs on a single rail, and the friction
is reduced to a minimum. The car
can take the sharpest curves without
danger, being kept In trim by an auto-
, matlc balancing mechanism. The
Idea of the car is said to have been
gained from watching the gyrations
I of a top.
We make a specialty of MONET
MAKINO INVESTMENTS in FARMS
LANDS, BUSINESS and RESI
DENCB properties, also Business
OUR BU8INES8 It to mak* It pay
you to glvs us YOUR BUSINESS
i ICS N. Bell St Phone 86$
b. & Wi. s)rg
Newest Spring and Summer Patterns in
Ladies' Hats, we just received a large ship-
ment, each one different and if possible,
every one prettier than the last. V\e are go-
ing to sell them for from
$1.98 to $6.00
They are worth from $3.50 to $12.50. We got
them at a bargain and offer them to you the
same way. See our show window for a few
"I am not going to Washington, D.
C.," said Casslua M. Cade to a News
reporter who asked the republican
national committeeman the question
that seemed to cause so much anxiety
to the morning papers.
"Will you support statehood?" was
asked Mr. Cade.
"Yes, I will support statehood and
the constitution If the constitution Is
made just and fair to all."
"If the constitution Is not revised
and made right," said Mr. Cade in an-
swer to another query, "statehood will ^
be turned down, and there you are."
Mr. Cade said that he had not re-
ceived any call and that Harry 8.
New, chairman republican national
committee, would be the only one
to call the state committee to Wash-
ington. He said that Sherman was
only Interested In the national con-
gressional campaigns of which com-
mittee be Is chairman.
Henry Hayes, aged 60 years, and a
pioneer resident of this city, dropped
dead at 10 o'clock this morning In
the alloy back of Main street between
Bell and Union, from heart trouble.
He had left the wagon yard where he
had been employed only a short time
previously, complaining of his Illness
He had not gone far before he drop-
ped dead. Dr. Trigg was called, bnt
It was too late for medical assistance.
Fleming & Brown were called and
took the body to their undertaking
establishment, from where it was ta-
ken to the home of the deceased on
Rast Seventh. A sad feature occur-
red when James McGlnnls, an employe
at Fleming & Brown's, answered the
call, only to find when he saw the
dead man that it was his father-in-law.
There Is a wife and several grown
children left to mourn their loss. Fun
ral announcement will be made later.
^9*^ Stowiw Okla 111
Lytal's business property for rent
at No. 321 E Main St. Who wants
it for $26 a month? Bee F. A. Stone
at No. 8 1-1 Main St.. Shawnee, Okla
GIRL RUHS R. R. CHIP
Alton, 111, May 11.—Miss Stella
Blake, 24 years old, a beautiful and
accomplished young woman of Alton,
Is directing the work of 350 men In
constructing a branch of the Inter-
state Railroad at Appalachla, Va., in
a manner that would do credit to a
seasoned railroad builder, according
to her brother-in-law, A. J. Crommett
who arrived In Alton yesterday.
Crommett Is a railroad contractor.
For three years MIbs Blake has been
his secretary and assistant
He was forced to come to his home
In Alton on business. He left his sls-
ter-lnlaw In charge of the construc-
tion camp, and he states when he left
she was ordering the foreman about
j as If she had been at the helm all her
High Lumber Rates.
An El Reno Exchange says: "If the
Rock Island will give El Reno the
same rates on lumber It is giving Lit-
tle Rock, Shawnee and Oklahoma City
many of our mechanics and laboring
men will be able to buy themselves
homes. The price of lumber in this
town is something fierce."
E. E. Hefiin G. H. Tayman
Up-to-date Dentistry. All work guar-
Offices over Gossllng, Truett ft Co.
attend to all
YOUR BANKING WANTS.
BANK OF COMMERCE.
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