The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 139, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 29, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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Tomorrow-Decoration Day-The Nation will Honor Its Dead. Strew the Flowers Softly O'er their Graves-Dc-'*. forget the Living
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VOL 10.—No. 139.
8HAWNEE, OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 7907.
SHA VNEF. NEWS 40c A MONTH
The following is the official program
for the Decoration day services to be
held May 30:
All old soldiers and families and
friends will meet at the I. O. O. F
ha'l on North Broadway at 9:30 a. m
and proceed in a body to the cemetery
and decorate with flowers the graves
of the soldiers and friends. The ut^
ual services will be observed at the
In the afternoon at 2:30 o'clock the
following program will be rendered at
the First M. E. church:
Address by Hon. F. P. Stearns.
Song, "The Old Rag."
Address by Rev. F. A. Colwell.
Solo by Miss Bloom Bggerman.
Address by Mr. Jesse Williams.
Recitation by Miss Ruth Kennedy.
Address by Mr. Harry M. Ticknor.
R. A. Timmons,
Commander Shawnee Post No. 40.
The Republican caucuses to be,
held tonight for the purpose of choos-
ing delegates to the county conven-
tion to be held June 1, have been
postponed indefinitely in accordance
with the recommendation of the Re-
publican State Central Committee.
The county convention is also post-
poned indefinitely, in view of the fact
that the date of the state convention
is uncertain. Territorial Commit-
teeman Asher said today at Tecumseh
"It is only reasonable that *te should
concur in the action of the State Cen-
tral committee, as concerted action
Ik necessary. I do not believe that
there is any doubt as to the nomina-
tion of a Republican ticket, but a num-
ber of matters, such as the decision
of Judge Pancoast, must be cleared
up first. It is best *at this time to
postpone the caucuses and county con-
BLAMES TROOPS 1 RAID
Washington, May 29—Continuation
of the Brownsville Investigation wan
marked by Captain Hensen E. E'y of
the 26th Infantry testifying that in
his opinion the colored soldiers were
guilty of shooting up the town.
Upon cross examination of the wit-
ness by Senator Foraker the witness
was given two shells and asked to
pick out the one used in the Sp.'lng-
fleld rifles. Captain Ely guessed
wrong to the amusement of the com-
He stated In answer to questions
that a rifle if swabbed Immediately
after having been flred, could be
cleaned In three minutes and be done
just' as well in the dark as in the
day light so as to pass inspection.
House Goes for
16 Indictments for Officials.
New York, May 29.—The special
grand Jury sworn In bjr Justice Green-
baum of the supreme court retumea
sixteen Indictments against former
lilgh ofliclals of the Bquitab'e Life In-
surance company In making their
final report the grand Jurors Inform-
Justlce Greenbaum that they had con-
cluded their Investigation of the Eq-
uitable and then handed In the Indict-
The Indictments are based upon
the end of the year's transactions
which Involved Juggling of securities
to evade the law, and the syndicate
operations. District Attorney Jerome
said that the Identity of the person
or persons Indicted will not be made
public until the court officers have
had an opportunity to make the ar-
The owner needs the money right
now ,and has authorized us to make a
big sacrifice on this property for^a
quiek cash deai.
The two lota are worth $6,000 and
the bul'dings are worth beteween $6,-
000 and $6,000 which makes an In-
vestment of about $12,000 for nearly
half the price.
If you don't buy this property It
won't be because you lack nerve or
Judgment, but because you havn't the
money and can't get It.
See us at once for we must make
a qnlclTsale at this price.
Lytal's business property for rent
at No. S*1 E. Main 8t. Who wants
It for $25 a month? Bee F. A. Stone
at No. 8 1-2 Main 8t, Shawnee, Okls
Coffin & Lambard
We make > specialty of MONET
MAKING INVESTMENTS" In FARMS
LANDS, BUSINESS and RESI
DENCB properties, also Business
EASTERWOOD & POGH
THE REAL ESTATE MEN.
OUR BUSINESS Is to make It pay
you to |l" us YOUR BUSINESS
10$ N. Bell St Ph*ne M8
Salt Lake. Utah. May 29.—"Flow
era at funera's are a useless expense
"Stop this wasteful practco.
"Music at fun u*als must hereafter
bo confined solely to Mormon hymns.
"Physicians and nurses are not nec-
essary at births. Let nature take
Husbands, when your wives die. it
is your duty to get another."
At the funeral of Mrs. George R.
Wooley, held here, President Joseph
Magician FanjiPV Sam: "This magic wand of mine, waved over these fields,
will produce another record-breaking crop."
Hill IT LEAGUE
Professional Men and Business Men will play
if Weather Permitsfor Benefit of Pub-
lic Institutions. Both Sides are
Lined up and Confident of
The game to be played tomorrow
between the professional men of
Shawnee and the business men is
exciting considerable Interest" In the
city. Both sides are practicing hard
and are confident of winning. The
game will be called at 3 p. m. except
In case of inclement weather, in which
case It will be postponed. The pro-
ceeds are to* be divided between the
Humane Socltey and the Carnegie Li-
brary, fifty-five per cent goln to the
winner and forty-five to the loser. The
Profs" represent the humane society
and the business men represent the
A large crowd is assured as well
as a good gamo which will be fast
from start to finish. When the two
teams cross bats on League Park dia-
mond the bleachers will be packed
with fans. Each side has a large fol-
lowing of rooters. There are several
old time stars to take part as well as
many prominent lesser lights. It will
be an attraction seldom equaled In
Shawnee. The teams are as given
Business men: Captain C. J. Ben-
son 2nd b; Templeton, p; Congdon,
3rd b; Jones, c; Johnson, c f; Stuart,
s s; Pier8on, r f; Dryer, 1 f; Blake.
1st b; and subs Reed, Kettner and
Professional men: Captain, Geo.
Carter, s s: Fryer, p; Morgan, c f;
Howell c; Stanard. c Chatbum, p;
Robertson, 1st b; Wei's, 1 t; Feeney,
2nd b; McKensle, 3rd b; Holt, c f:
Johnson, If; Dr. Wallace, 1st b; and
Dr. Heflln, r f.
Whereas May 30, has been
set apart by both the National
and Territorial governments a*
the day upon which to com-
memorate th> memories of the
living and the dead of thoso
who sacrifice I their health and
their lives to perpetuate a free
Therefore, I Frank P. Stearns
Mayor of the City of Shawnee
Oklahoma, hereby request that
all citizens close their places of
business from 1 to 4 p. m., In or-
der ihat all may participate in
the exercises which will be con-
ducted in honor of the day. Let
all assemble together to do
proper honor to the living and
FRANK P: STEARNS, Mayor.
E. E. Heflin G, H. Tayman
Up-to-Date Dentistry. All work guaran-
Offices over Gossling, Truett & Co.
Telephone 67 5.
Locates Man After Hunt.
Guthrie, Okla., May 29.—Sheriff
Bart Murphy yesterday received a te1-
egram from Frank Gehle, chief of po-
lice of the city of Piqua, Ohio, stating
that he had under arrest George Leff-
el, at that place.
Leffel is wanted here on the charge
of stealing $116, in money a new Colt's
revolver worth $15 and an overcoat
worth about $15 from John Furrow on
March 3, 1906. Leffel was in Mr. Fur-
row's employ at the time and was
living at his home. Leffel and the
money and articles disappeared at
the same time and Sheriff Murphy
traced him to Texas and from there
to New Mexico, where he lost track
Sheriff Murphy sent out a good des-
cription of the man a'l over the coun-
try with the above good results. A
second telegram received from Piqua
stated that Leffel had refused to re-
turn to Oklahoma without a requis-
ition. Sheriff secured one yesterday
and will probably start today for bis
E. Smith of th«- Mormon church, Is-
sued the new orders as outline']
Ah he raised his head after pronoun
cing words of praise over the grave
of iho dead woman h«- addressed the
husband and told him to get another
"I have gained so much notoriety
that I do not mind saying that I have
five wives anil forty-three children.
None of my wives have ever used
nurses or physicians at child birth."
LA FOLLEITE BUSY-
Washington. May 29—Senator La
Follette of Wisconsin, is so busily en j
gaged with his Chautauqua engage \
ments that he is unable to attend toj
office business. As as result, the com-1
mittee appointed by the senate to in-
vestigate the troubles of the kicking
Kickapoo Indians will not. visit Mex-
ico this season.
Two different dates were fixed to
go. I<a Follette excused hlmse'f, but
made Chautauqua speeches in those
two days. Senators Teller of Colo-
rado and Curtis of Kansas decided to
make no further attempt to go, and
the inquiry will be conducted in Wash
ington next fall. The Indians will be
brought here. The charge Is made
that the kicking Kickapoos, who sold
their land in Oklahoma and moved to
Mexico have been robbed by land
FORTUNES WON ID L0S1
iliTiBffiiliai ft Hi IE tt tli :liliflUi3i«i
To the first twenty school
children bringing nice bouquets
to the Shawnee News office
Thursday morning before 10
o'clock, we will give ten cents
Chicago, May 29.—Two hundred mil-
lion dollar -, has been won and lost in
the laBt thirty days in wheat specu-
lation. Board of Trade brokers said
today that thoso arc conservative fig-
ures. Tho exact figures cannot be as-
Ed Gabley tho "Boy Broker* who
sprang Into the limelight 'ast fall by
playing pranks on the floor of the
board, made anywhere from $100,000
to $250,000, his friends say, though
he confesses to "only about $30,000
or so." Bagley began his career as a
A "youngster" who made more out
of wheat in a few days than many
men acquire in years is Fred Lewis,
who admits taking $46,000 out of tho
market, but who is said to havf clean-
ed up more than $100,000.
The Patten Brothers are said to be
the largest winners. They made near-
ly $2,000,000 between them.
Another big winner is Earl O'Neill,
who several years ago was a tele-
graph operator. .Vow it is estimated
that he Is worth nearly $200,000.
H. C. Ohamplin was also on the
right sido of the market and his bank
account is now $100,000 larger than it
was a few days ago.
Dave Roberts, a cousin of "Little
Bobs" Lord Roberts, is $75,000 richer
on account of the wheat rise.
Another fortunate trader who won
fortune in corn but lost it again, is
Joseph Lineberger, known on the floor
as "Joe lyegs" Lineberger. It is said
that his fortunes were at a low ebb
when wheat began to go up. Today
his friends say he has nearly $200,000.
Among others who are sold to hav«
acquired a "bundle" are Jack Allen,
known as "the Vrginlan;" Edward W.
Bailey, John McDougal, John Wllklns,
John Schaack, Benjamin Stauffen, W.
N. Comstock, James Rankin,' Frank
Frazler, W. H. Bartlett, Charles Bak-
er, M. J. Bloom, F. D. Updike, J. Her-
bert Ware, E. K. Sklllen, Joseph H.
Scoville, Luther S. Dickson, Jr., and
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Sewer Pipe Has Arrived.
The first consignment of 27 Inch
double strength sewer pipe arrived
today from St Louis.
J. P. Mitchell, architect and builder
Plans and specifications furnished A
specialty in plans for residences, bun
galow houses, etc. 1. P. Mitchell
208 North Broadway. Phone 1(7, res
idencs phone 1121. 10-tf
Had Nose Cut,
A carpenter in the north end of the
city went in a local saloon Tuesday
night and got Into an altercation with
the bartender with the result that he
had his nose severely cut by a brok-
en beer bottle. The bartender was
fined ten dol'ars this morning and
the man is confined to his room.
Shawnee Schools Ought to Close.
Shawnee schools should be closed
on Decoration Day If any day In the
year. It is aday that is generality
observed as a holiday In all parts of
the country and has a wholesome in-
fluence on the youth of the land. It
Is observed in the schools of all parts
of the country and the News believes
that It should be here.
TulBa, I. T,, May 29.—In the federal
court here Judge Wlllla mil. Lawrence
of the western district of Indin Ter-
ritory, denied the Intervention of Jos-
eph H. Tiger, a Creek freedmau, m
the rase of Smith and Fewell vs. S. S.
Stele. Tiger whoha d been given a
warranty deed to one hundred and
sixty acres of land, thought to have
this sale annulled by applying to fed-
eral court on the ground that he was
of Indian blood and restricted by the
government as to the disposal of his
Judge Lawrence held that Tiger's
enro lment was conclusive that the
restriction on the alienation of his
land had been reviewed by the act of
congress in 1904 which reviewed res-
triction on the groundof Creek freed-
Tho verdict in substance Is that the
Freeilmen roll Is held to be an au-
thority and that any freedman on the
roll may sell his land without disquail-1
ficatlon. The decision Is far reaching.
It affects fie hundred Creek freed-
acres of land in the Creek nation
DeWItt's Kidney and Bladder Pills
afford prompt relief for weak kid-
neys, backache and urinary troubles
Sold by C. R. Harryman. •
Excavation for Baptist church be-
gins May 24. Those wanting rich
dirt will call or phone 202. J. F.
Smith, 129 N. Beard. 23-3t
Bungalow and cottage plans by
Mitchell, the architect
men and removes the restrictions
One Dime will Start an Account
A Bank Book With Every De-
BANK OF COMMERCE.
l(Ml,from the sale of a hundred thousand |,
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