The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 154, Ed. 1 Monday, June 17, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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The Colony of Spud Buyers and Railroad Men in Shawnee is Evidence of the Great Agricultural Wealth
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VOL. 10—NO. 154.
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA MONDAY, JUNE 17. 1907.
SHAWNEE NEWS 40c A MONTH
Buyers From All Parts of the United
States Are in the City to
Get the Crop
RAILROAD REPRESEITATIVES HERE
Forty-Five Cars Have Been Shipped
Out and the Season Will Last
Three Weeks Longer
Shawno* Is the mecca of the potato been shipped out and the season has
buyer just now, as well as represen.
tatives of the different railroads wbo
are after the freight business. A
colony of the two is now making head
quarters In the city and wil! be here
nearly a month longer. There are 25
buyers In Shawnee at present and 8
freight agents of local and foreign
roads. The Pottawatomie spuds are
in great demand in all sections of the
United States and their fame in-
creases each year.
They are peculiar to this county
alone and unsurpassed in any part or
the world. Northern as well as south
arn commission men are most anxious
to procure the Pottawatomie county
variety of spuds. They bring big
prices and the crop comes In at
most opportune time of the year. The
price this year paid by buyers ranges
all the way from sixty cents to eghty
cents per bushel, with a new quotation
each day. When the potato crop of
this county begins to move, the fact
Is well known in every freight, office
in the United States and all large
roads send their representatives
to get the business.
Up to date forty-five cars have
just opened. The real heavy cod
signments will come in this week
The season for the first crop will last
three weeks longer and already many
farmers are starting on their second
crop. This afternoon witnessed the
largest quantity yet this season.
While the weather has been adverse
to big crops, the spuds brought In
are of an extra good qualty and of Im-
mense size. Not as many bushels tf-
the acre has been obtained this year
as usual, but the price paid by the
buyers will do much to make the total
iceived as great as last year. Pres-
ent weather conditions are moa*. fa
vorable to markting the crop and the
fanners are rushing their product to
the Shawnee market, where the col
ony of potato buyers are located.
Going to See Bryan.
A special train will carry a number
of prominent democrats from Shawnee
to Oklahoma City Tuesday to the stato
democratic convention, where William
Jennings Bryan will start the cam
paign for the democrats in the new
state. They will be accompanied by
the local band.
AI FIGHT EXPECTED
Supporters Are Confident of Success
in Their Efforts to Get Plank
in the Platform
THERE ARE ALREADY 111 RUMORS
One Thousand Delegates Will Attend
Democratic State Convention
Bryan Invited to Speak
The 2-Cent-a-Mile Legislation lis Dragged Into Court.
The Railroad—Say, Judge, I wish you'd decide to male this fellow let me alone.
"CUT IT OUT," BUCK TO GAY
SHID ROOSEVELT LIFE FOR NAN
Fine stock of Persian noveltli
rMtlreo M Bleuer"s Jewelry
Tke latest tad la aecklaces, tan chains,
•ollarettes hat pins, etc., direct fro:
r" I COMPLAINING ABOUT
Thin One Investment is located five
blocks north of Main street It Is
a beautiful 75x140 foot lot, with good
four room house, wired for electric
lights, time well, city water, gas, ce-
ment walks and tine shade trees. Tou
will never again hare the chance to
boy a property In this location on
Beard street tor the price.
The Real Estate
Oklahoma City, Okla., June 17.—
Members of the Humane Society,
owners of horses and dogs, have been
making complaints against the stop-
ping of the water supply to the water
fountains throughout the city. A visit
to the different fountains of the city
yesterday showed that there was only
one In the city that was spurting wa-
ter. This one is located in Maywood.
The fountains on Robinson street, cor-
ner of Fifth and Hudson, Grand ave-
nue, Western avenue and Reno ave-
nue were all dry yesterday. Reports
from different parties show that the
fountains have been deprived of the
water supply for the past three days.
A number of the laborers of the city
who have been In the habit of watering
their horses at these places have been
deeply chagrined on their arrival at
these public founts to And that there
was no water.
LYNCH TRIAMS^ CONTINUED
The libel suit which was brought
against J. Harvey Lynch, secretary of
the Twin Territorial Federation of
Labor, by Seth Cordon on behalf of
C. N. Haskell, democratic nominee for
governor, was continued during the
term before Judge Maben. It came
up this morning, but was put off. Bd.
O. Cassidy appeared for the plaintiff
and L. O. Pittman and Pat Nagk* are
attorneys for the defense.
Beautify your Homo*.
Bedding plants, hedges and scrub#
Landscape work a specialty.
See Conover, Florist,
Ninth and Broadway SO-tf
Atlant^, Ga., June 17.—President
Roosevelt spoiled Georgia day at the
Jamestown exposition for a lot of
Georgians who were invited to attend
for the purpose of delivering speeches,
by crying whenever an orator was
about to be introduced, "Cut it short"
"Cut it out."
The president kept up this "cut it
out" cry, according to Gov. Terrell
and others who were present during
the entire day, and in consequence
many Georgians have returned with
their orations still fermenting in an
President Roosevelt, according to
Governor Terrell, was in a peculiarly
strenuous humor when he reached the
exposition grounds. The president
seemed to be Imbued with the idea
that if he himself delivered the two
speeches he was down for there would
be no need for anybody else to speak.
When Commissioner Mitchell of the
Georgia commission, known as "Win-
dy" in Atlanta, rose to introduce Mr.
Roosevelt, the latter in a shrill whis-
per said "O, cut it out," and that whis-
per took the wind out of Mitchell.
Gov. Terrell himself fared no bet-
ter, for he encountered the presiden-
tial "Cut it short," and reduced his
speech to two short paragraphs. Gov.
Pittsburg, June 17.—Nan Patterson,
former "Floradora" actress who was
thrice tried for the murder of Caesar
Young, the New York bookmaker, has
come into notice here, although it
was announced hat she was gong to
California to Join her husband, Leon
G. Marlln, formerly a clerk In the
Du Quesne hotel. She again is lead-
ing the life she led before her exper-
ience in the Tombs and her ultimate
Terrell laughs over the Incident, but release by District Attorney Jerome
there are some of the Georgians who on her own recognisance until such a
are not happy. Among these is John as the county of New York may
Temple Graves, whose specialty is de-
livering himself of rounded periods,
and no man relishes having his spec-
ialty baned by a strident "Cut it
Others of the aggrieved are numer-
ous Georgia mayors, who have been
working on their orations ever since
they were invited to attend Georgia
day. All of them returned with their
speeches undelivered, and there is so
much compressed hot air in Oeorgia
cities just at present that explosions
The concensus of opinon among the
Oeorgians invited to speak at Jamee
town is that Roosevelt doesn't want to
hear anybody talk but himself.
see fit to call her for trial again—a
She arrived in Pittsburg late last
week, ostensibly on her way to Cali-
fornia. She was driven to a down-
town hotel, where she registered un-
der an assumed name. Since that
time she has been conspicuous in the
restaurants and cafes during the
night and seldom leaves her aart-
ments during the day.
WANTED—At once, a good, rail*
ble man for clerk at Hotel Reeble. 17-31
Chickasha Water Famine.
Chickasha, . T., June 17.—For more
than thirty-six hours the water mains
have been closed to the public. The
water supply is obtained from the riv-
Wednesday night the river bank
caved in on the intake pipe, closing
It completely np. Anattempt was
made to open the pipe with dynamite,
Tulsa, I. T., June 17.—Deputy Uni-
ted States Marshal (5. 8. Booth, and
Secret Service Officer E. Kgan raided
the property of the notorious Bill
Jones on North Second and Denver
streets, and in a cellar beneath one
of the clusters of houses comprising
the Jones m«<ior, found a man's skull.
he skull was discovered beneath the
pile of rubbish and had evidently been
in the cellar for a long term of years.
In the occipital bone of what had once
beep a part of a human being's head
was found a bullet hole, grim proof
that the original owner of the grew-
some find had met death by foul play.
There were no other bones found In
the cellar and the murder had evident-
ly been one of decapitation, as well
as shooting from the rear.
Marshal Booth states that fifteen
years ago It is related that an old
man came into Tulsa one night, and
put up at the Jones house. At that
time &e premises were occupied by
Bix Coxs gang of outlaws. The old
man was never seen after be entered
the house. His team and wagon were
found several miles out a week later,
but no traces of the owner were ever
heard of later. The finding of the
skull may be a link in a chain connect
ing the manner of the man's death
The Jones property was also once the
rendezvous of the Dalton outlaw gang
Booth and Egan raided the Jones
place after whiskey. They found no
liquor in any of the houses, but in
one of the cellars five hundred empty
beer bottles were stored. In addition
to these were six f gallon Jugs, and
any number of empty whlekoy flasks
and a quantity of other articlea too di-
verse to mention. The Jones prem-
ises are rented by Maria Sohn, a wo-
man who recently was convicted of
maintaining a disorderly house there.
She was found guilty in police court
and fined 91. Appealing to the federal
court, a Jury returned another verdict
of guilty, and made the fine $15 and
costs . The Sohn woman paid the fine
She insists, however, that she only
operates a rooming house.
Oklahoma City, June 17.—For the
purpose of ratifying the democratic
candidates for the state offices and
the adoption of a platform for the
coming campaign. 1,000 accredited
delegates from every county in the
n€w state will assemble in convention
hall in this city on Tuesday.
Supporters of C. N. Haskell
throughout the primary campaign
have already commenced arrivlug in
this city to pow wow with their big
chief and to Inform him how earnestly
and zealously they labored for his
nomination. The pie counter brigade
and those who hope for fat offices in
the event of the Muskogee candidate's
election have already commenced but-
ton-holing the boss of the constitu-
Chairman J. B. Thompson of the
democratic state central committee
will call he convenlon to order
10 o'clock. The call for the ratifica-
tion meeting will be read by Secre.
tary Chapman to be followed by the
organization of the convention and
the election of the temporary officers.
The Haskell-Murray faction of the
party, which Is now conceded to be
in control of the party's affairs, will
likely have no trouble in effecting the
oganization. An Indian Terrrltoy ad-
herent of the cause of HaskeUism
will probably be made chairman.
The most bitter fight of the conven-
tion will likely develop over the ad-
option of a platform. The resolu-
tions committee will report to the del*
egates and much time will probably
be consumed In the consideration of
this report. A night session will most
likely be held. •
The prohibition question, from pres-
ent indications, is to be fought out.
The prohibitionists are making an ac«
tlve fight for the Insertion of a pro-
hibition plank In the party platform
and their leaders express confidence
that they will win out.
Local democrats selected R. A.
Kleinschmidt aa chairman of the fl
nance committee with full power to
name assistants on the committee
Fully 5,000 visitors are expected In
the city on Tuesday.
Iowa Falls, Iowa, June 17.—Prof.
D. L. Correll, superintendent of the
public schools at BrlBtow, in order to
enforce a stricter discipline, ban of
late made a practice of spanking hi«
pupils who deserve punishment.
He even has gone so far as to ad
minister this sort of punishment to
some of the disobedient young lady
pupilti as well as to the boys.
Some of the young lady pupils re-
sented the professor spanking them
and their parcntB resented It also,
and as a result the superintendent of
schoolB has Just been hauled Into
court to answer to the charge of as-
sault and battery preferred by pupils
he bad spanked.
The caBe was tried before a Jury
and when the testimony was all In
and arguments of counsel for plain-
tiffs and the defendant bad been
made, the Jury, after being out a very
abort time, returned a verdict of not
Obscurity to Senate in Four Years.
Tulsa, I. T., June 17.—From an ob-
scure lawyer, unknown outside of his
narrow home confines, to a nominee
for the United States senate, all with-
in the space of four years, Is an accom-
plishment not to the credit of many
men. And yet this Is the record of
Thomas P. Oore of Lawton, and he Is
a blind man at that. Of course. Gore
stands little show of ever becoming a
member of the millionaire's club. His
party has made so many mistakes that
future democratic victory is remote,
but to gain the endorsement of a po-
litical party which Is now in the sad
die In this state Is an honor to be held
high. While Oore will probably never
see the Interior of the senate, he cs
remember with pride the vlctpry he
won over a combination stronger than
any man In the same clrcumstanoea
has ever encountered.
Tks haadsemest things t Persian
novelties, direct from "(ay Puree" at
Bleuer's Jewelry store. Ill N. Broad
Fore sale—None better, the Cher
ryvale brick at the Shawnee Supply 0
Including ten acres of ground All
In cultivation; nice crowing crop: 4
room boose, storm cellar, splendlu
well, horses, hoes, chickens, wagons
farm Implements, etc., for sale at
about half Its real value on account of
owner leaving the state, flood loca-
tion and close to ear line.
8KB OB AT ONCa
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Up-to-Date Dentistry. All work guaran-
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Ttlephone 67 S.
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