The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 146, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 6, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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Large Stock Yards and Several Packing Houses in Shawnee Under Consideration. The Forest City Looks Good to Chicago Packer,
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VOL. 10— NO. 146
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SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1907
SHAWNEE NEWS 40c A MONTH
Frisco Road Now Being: Surveyed.
Will Meet Great Trunk Line
New Road to Run North and South
Across the Continent. Will Open
Up Immense Territory.
That the Great Northern, the big
trunk line of the northwest, is to en-
ter the southland and reach the gult
is a certainty. And it is no longer
doubted that the Yankton Southern
railroad who have been surveying for
two months past over the proposed
route and was incorporated last month
in Oklahoma with W. T. Williams, of
Shawnee, as resident agent, is a Great
Northern project. It is understood
that the deal has been financed ana
construction will start before another
month and the South Dakota end and
then on to the gulf at Blue River
The men who are most Interested are
In the new state the road will be
oast of Shawnee and run through We-
leetka where connection will be made
with the Frisco direct to Shawnee, a
distance of about fifty miles; or there
is a possibility that the Shawnee Cen-
tral, backed by local capital and now
surveying will be purchased by the
Great Northern people, for the traffic
out of Shawnee. These matters wll!
have to be settled in the future for
the survey is a straight air line and
does not strike any of the larger cit-
ies. It is probable that It may be
made to swerve from its air line in
order to give the most satisfactory
srrvice. One survey party i3 now
camped near We'eetka and will con-
nect with a party coming from the
north at Maple City, Kas. Both have
boen in the field nearly two months.
The country which the new roau
will traverse is unoccupied by rail-
roads and practically unexplored com
mercially. It will mean much to
Shawnee as the nearest mertopolls
and right on a line with the road.
The traffic from the north and south
will be hand'ed more over this new
route than by going in round about
ways as at present, and one effect will
be to bring many Imports away from
New York and New Orleans and other
seaports nearer to the new state and
on the gulf. This will be true of the
Immense amount of cargo used in the
north which Is now entered through
New York and Boston.
Social Friday Evening.
A social will be held at the Pres-
byterian church by the Junior Chris-
'llan Endeavors on Friday, June 7th.
Ice cream and cake will be served,
10 cents, 6-2t
CATS D I DATE
SHAWNEE if GET
Representative of a Large Chicago
Concern Looked Over Situation
tor his Company.
MAY LOCATE YARDS SOUTH OF CITY
To Invest $100,000 in Buildings and
Give Employment to a Large
Number of People.
The Money Barrel and the Che A Book-Ah! there is coming a busy time for us
us nsrain. XT
Hearst's managers have announced him in lint, for the 190K nomination -News
KANSAS HAS A
House Goes for •
The owner needs the money right
now ,snd has snthorlied us to make a
big sacrifice on this property for a
quick cash dea:.
The two lots are worth $6,000 and
the buildings are worth beteween $5.
000 and $6,000 which makes an In
vestment of about $12,000 for nearly
halt the price.
If you don't buy this property It
won't be because you lack nerve or
judgment, but because you havu't the
money and can't get It.
See us at once for we must make
a qnlck sale at this price
Wichita, Kan., June 6.—Wichita's
'race war" caso involving an at-
tempt by the negroes of the city to
oompel the school board to admit col-
ored children to the white schools,
will come up for a hearing before the
state supreme court at Topeka toinor
row, and will be bitterly contested by
attorneys for both sldeB of the con
troversy. The suit was brought in the
name of Mrs. Sallle Rowles, a ne-
gress, against the board of education
to compel it to allow her daughter to
attend one of the ward schools for
palefaces. The district court, when
the matter was brought before It, held
that the board acted within its juris
diction when It ordered the white and
colored pupils separated. Mrs. Rowe
backed by the negroes of the city and
a few whites who still ho'd sacred the
memory of John Brown, appealed to
the'state supreme court. The case
has attracted wide attention, the ne
groes declaring that it Is the begin
ning of an attempt to disfranchise
the colored popluation and make it
the vlctoim of "Jim Crow" and other
CALL ON ADVICE 10 RE PUBLISHED
AN OLD CRIME
"Shawnee is a good point for thel
location of a packing house for the
Southwest country and the company
which I represent thinks very favor-
able of the proposition to establish
one here," said a representative of one
of the largest Chicago packers to a
News reporter. He was sent here by
his concern to investigate the advan-
tages of this city and to locate a site
in the event that it was decided to
build. In all probabilities the plant
will be near where the present slaugh
ter houses are and on trackage prop-
erty just south of the corporate limits.
The News at tills time is not author-
ized to give (ho coueern or tholr rep
resentatlvi until plans have been
more thoroughly completed
It Is the Intention of Ibis packing
company to invest $100,000.00 in build
lugs alone and to handle all klndH of
products in that line. Numerous peo
pie will be required to operate the
plant and commodious stock yarda
will he established. Several cities
have been under consideration, but
the company believes that Shawnee is
Tishomingo, I. T., June 6.-— Hon.
Wm. H. Murray, president of the
constitutional convention, returned
here yesterday from South McAlester
and gave out the following interview.
"I have withdrawn the call for the
election upon the recomendatlon oi
W. A. Ledbetter, Joseph Thompson, S
W. Hayes, C. N. Haskell and other3,
who are in Guthrie working out a plat,
that will give us statehood. They
have been assured by the court that
the case will be heard on the 12th of
June and speedily disposed of. We
intend to give them one more chance
to permit the people to vote on the
constitution. This will necessitate the
reconvening of the convention for
the purpose of agreeing upon a latei
date for holding the election, only.
I want to assure the people that the
convention wll not permit any Influ-
ence to change the present provisions
of the constitution, and the peop'e
will have a chance to vote on It.
"WM. H. MURRAY,
"President Constitutional Conven
Muskogee, 1. T., June 6.—The gov-
ernment has authorized the publini
tion of the citizenship rolls of the live
clvl'lzed tribes. These rolls will be
authentic and 2,500 copies will ne
printed by the government and sold.
They will cost $1 25 each and may be
had at the office of the Dawes com-
mission in about sixty days, as boou
as the printer can publish them
These rolls will contain the name, sex,
age and degree of Indian blood or ev-
ery one of the 102,000 citizens who
have allotments in the live nations. It
will be a valuable publication for
persons who have anything to do with
Indian lands, or with the Indian peo
This will be the first time that the
government has ever made public any
of the citizenship rolls of anv of the
more central than any and a conven-
ient point to the ranges as well as the
market. When this firm has secun o
its location, every large packer in the
country will follow suit in order to
maintain their control of the field.
There Is a necessity for a central
packing point in this country, and
wherever the first one builds hue
dreds of thousands of dollars will be
spent by similar other industries
The party who took in the city of
Shawnee went over every phase of the
situation carefully and went away sat-
isfied that this city was the best,
place for the packing lioUBeB to estab-
lish their plants. Plenty of suitable
trackage property can be had and *
belt line can be run from one roucf
to another In case It is required with
very little expense and no complicat-
ed crossing questions to solve. In the
south part of Shawnee a new section
will be started similar to the stoctt
yards quarters In all packing centers.
Money will be spent freely in building
it up and making it one of the best or
INDIAN POLICE L0S1 HIS GUN
THE REAL ESTATE MEN.
One Dime will Start in Account
A Bank Book With Every De-
BANK OF COMMERCE.
FISH BEING KILLED
Chickasha, I. T„ June 6.—Tom
Lee, the Indian police, with Instruc-
tions to assist in destroying the li-
quor traffic, entered an alleged
gambling joint where a game of pool
was in progress, and when he drew
his gun and attempted to break up
the game, was seized and disarmed.
Deputy Marshal Burke was sum-
moned and quieted the row. After-
wards Lee made complaints against
Bob Shelby, charging him with run-
ning a gambling house, and Gus
Miller and Jess Locket, charging as-
sault, and they were arrested and
arraigned before the commissioner
this afternoon. The report sent to
Muskogee that the assistance of ot-
fleers cou'd not be secured, was not
Oklahoma City, Okla., June 6.—J
W. Locatel', traveling salesman ft*
the New 8tate Brewing Association
who is recognized as one of the ex-
pert fishermen and hunters in the
state, said yesterday that he had beeu
informed that hundreds of fish In the
North Canadian river between El
Reno and Oklahoma City were being
dynamited and netted. He says that
two dams—one at Shawnee' and on-
near Spencer—prevent the large fish
from coihlng up stream. Mr. Locate!
In conversation said:
"If the game warden accompanied
by a couple of assistants will take t
couple of flat boats and drift down
the North 'Canadian river to Oklaho-
ma City they will find many nets as a
result of the trip."
From another source it was ascer-
tained that nets are being used in
the river at this point and that fish
are being dynamited by the hundreds
Chickasha. I. T., June 6.—Bud Mc-
Craeken, sherlfl of Barber county
Kas , was acquitted here yesterday of
the charge of having killed Adam
Ward 22 years ago. The man who
caused McCracken s arrest ut this
time was the chief witness, and his
memory appeared to have failed him.
The crime was committed 20 iniles
north of this city when the defend-
ant was only a boy 17 years of age.
McCracken was then a cowboy for
the Wyatt B. Williams ranch which
has long since gone out of existence
Ward was another cowboy employed
by M. F. Johnson, father of Ben and
Henry Johnson, hankers of this city.
The trouble arose between the men
over the possession of a bob tailed
According to the affidavit of three
eye witnesses on file In the United
States court at this place, Ward shot
three times at McCracken before he
fired. At the first shot of his antag
i oniBt, Ward fell.
No indictment against McCracken
was ever issued until 1897, eleven
years after the crime. No warrant
was ever issued on that indictment
until thrfe weeks ago. The indict-
ment has been on file in the clerk s
office here since 1907.
Soon after the killing McCracken
left the country and was never
' heard of by any of the principals In
the case until last fall, when it was
heard that a "'an by that name had
been elected sheriff of Barber county.
Although a democrat, McCracken
was elected sheriff In a county nor-
mally republican by 300 majority
Previous to the trial McCracken
said: "I supposed that this affair had
long since been forgotten. 1 have
tried to forget It and live an upright,
honest life. I have seven as dear
children as ever a man had and now
I am torn away from them ano
brought down here to go on trial for
a crime committed in self defense,
II IS JUNE II
Oklahoma City, Okla., June 6.
The constitutional convention will re-
convene June 17 according to Peter
Hanraty, of Muskogee, candidate for
mine inspector. Mr. Hanraty is prob-
ably one of the best Informed men in
the state on these ntatterB and is in
a position to talk authorltively.
He says that the supreme court will
pass on the legality of the Pancoast
decision during the coming week ant
that President Murray can be depend-
ed upon to ISBue a call convening
the constitutional convention shortly
Mr Hanraty la a firm believer
Immediate statehood and has ventur
ed the opinion that President Roose-
velt will pass favorably upon the con
stitutlon as finally adopted by '.he
iEND OF TIE-UP
ON MIDLAND VALLEY
Muskogee, I. T., June 6—The strik-
ing Midland Valley railroad employe*
returned to work yesterday and all
rains aro running on schedule
The men asked for a ten per cent
advance and ten hours a day. The
railway company conceded the ten
hours and the m*n conceded the ten
per cent. Heretofore the men hav
been working twelve hours.
E. E. Heflin 6. H. Tayman
Up-tol> te Dentistry. All work guaran-
Offices over Gossling, Truett & Co.
NEGROES 10 HAVE
" BLACK LIST"
St. Louis, June 6—The negro Demo-
cratic State League of Missouri, at its
convention here June 27, proposes to
"black list" and "politically gibbet"
the democratic members of the Forty-
fourth general assembly who advocat-
ed the "Jim Crow" separate coach
The call for the convention Bays:
"We have builded an earnest anl
loyal negro democracy, comprising
more than one-third the negro vote of
Missouri. This vote merits respect
and not insult. We go to our Ther-
mopylae, and those who are not with
us are against us. The 'color line'
was here before we were born and
will be after all of ub are dead."
Coffin & Lambard
We make s specialty of MONEY-
MAKING INVESTMENTS' In FARMS
LANDS, BUSINESS and RESI-
DENCE properties, also Business
OUR BUSINESS Is te make l« pay
you to (Ive as YOUR BUSINESS.
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