The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 158, Ed. 1 Friday, June 21, 1907 Page: 1 of 8

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Shawnee May have a Cotton Warehouse for this Season's Crop--Pott County Farmers will Get Higher Prices for their Potatoes
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VOL. 10—NO. 158.
Clearing House Association Meets
Saturday Morning to Formulate
Plans for $25,000 Structure
Farmers Aim to Have Protection
From Fluctuating Market and a
Standard Price for Cotton
Saturday morning in the headquar- until such time as he can obtain the
ters of the Farmers' Union tn Shaw- \ price which he demands, It is gen-
nee one of the biggest deals and one ,.rai)y believed that when the ware-
of the moBt far reaching to the com-j lloulie scheme is thoroughly worked
mercial world will be consummated, j mlt jn a|| parts of the country that
At that time the Shawnee Clearing ^ile price will remain permanently in
House Association, which Is com- ,he neighborhood of ten cents and
posed of all the cotton planters in this .that it will have a standard price and
vicinity, will meet and form plans for |lot be a matter of speculation. Many
the erection of a huge warehouse to warehouses have been erected all over
handle all the cotton that is raised In i the cotton states under the direction
this section, and in addition thousands | of the Fanners' Union. The house at
of bales that will be shipped in. The j shawnee is to be ready to take care
cost of the warehouse will be $25,000 j of the crop now tn the fleid aud j3 c0.
and it will be Are proof throughout, operative proposition In which all the
with concrete floors and steel walls. farmers contribute their share toward
The dimensions are 3Qf> by 500 feet, j, he cost. The charge for storing
with a yardage of Ave acres. Track- wjjj j,e Tery light and just enough to
age has not been procured yet, but j ))ay current expenses. They figure
It will be decided at the session which , hat the difference in price resultant
is called for that purpose. It will be j from protection of the warehouse
located where it will be convenient m0re than pay the cost of main-
Col. A. P. Watson Says There Is
Practically No Limit From Now
Until July Fourth
Arkansas Valley Potatoes About 75
Per Cent Gone. Kaw V alley
Spuds Come Later
Uncle Sam—Gee! It's getting so 1 can't turn around without that fellow waviug
that scarecrow at me.
to all roads as well as to the cora
The idea is to give the farmer a
place to keep his cotton and protect
him from a fluctuating market. When
he brings his cotton to market, if the
taining and building it and eliminate
the speculator of the different cotton
exchanges when it, comes to fulling
or bearing the market to suit his
Large and commodious offices are
price is not satisfactory he can take Up jn an upper story of the
it to the warehouse, where it will be y^awnee plant tor the accommodation
stored and protected from the weather
Made now in well located suburban
acreage Is certain to double your mon-
ey within a very short time.
We have an exceptional bargain to
offer for a few days only, consisting
of 5 acres of ground, close In, 1 block
of 2 car lines, Including nice 4 room
house, nice shade, barn, splendid well,
lots of ruit, truck, corn, flowers, etc.
This is worth looking Into if you are
contemplating buying a home or want
a money making invetment.
108 N. Bell 8t. Phone 368.
Our Savings Department.
One dime will start an account.
of the Farmers' Union headquarters
of the new state which are located In
this city. Room will also probably
be provided for the headquarters of
the Federation of Labor if that or-
ganization will join in the proposition
In addition to handling the immense
cotton crop which Is raised around
Shawnee, farmers from all parts ot
this section of the state will take ad
vantage- of the warehouse, it being
the only one within a great radius.
Shawnee will be more than ever the
cotton center of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory and the price is bound to
be exceptionally good in this market
When the warehouse is In working
order a farmer will be able to receive
a bond for his products which is equl
valent to money. It will be cashed
at the banks and other commercial
houses the same as a check or can be
given as collateral In obtaining a loan.
It Is to be Issued by the Shawnee
Clearing House Assocation and they
are held responsible for It. By this
means money is not tied up waiting
on the markets, but Is kept tn circula-
tion the same as any other time and
at the same time the farmer is get-
ting the advantage of a better price
for his staple.
E. E. Hellln B, H. " .
Up-to-Date Dentistry. All work guaran-
Oftctt over Gossling, Truett & Co.
Telephone 676.
Explosion Endangers Several Men's
Tulsa. I. T., June 21.—An explosion
that came near ending several men's
lives occurred yesterday in Kiefer.
The explosion was on the Kiefer lease
belonging to the Prairie Oil and Gas
The Are originated from striking oil
in the second sand 150 feet above the
third sand, and the oil came in a gush
and before the drill men could get to
the boiler to put out the fire the oil
and gas ignited and an explosion fol-
lowed. It caught drill men and oth-
ers who were working in the vicinity.
It was several minutes before the
men could get the fire under control.
One man was severely burned and
two others were slightly injured.
Louisville, Ky., June 21 Following
spirited contest in committee, be-
tween the Taft and anti-Taft forces,
resolutions were adopted by the re-
publican state convention which are
somewhat in the nature of a comprom-
ise. The resolutions commend the
ability, integrity and courage of Pres
ident Roosevelt and his administra-
tion, and without expressing a prefer
ence for any candidate, favor the se-
lection by the next national conven-
tion for president of one in full ac-
cord with thesv policies and who will
energetically carry them out in the
interests of all the people.
The anti-Taft forces had worked
hard to prevent any expression at all
by the convention, but the secretary's
supporters wer too strong. The Mount
Sterling railroad convention's en-
dorsement of a man in sympathy with
Roosevelt policies was then agreed to,
but the Fairbanks men insisted that
the qualifying clause be inserted spec
if.ving that no candidate in particular
is re'ferred to. Ex-Governor W. O.
Bradley, in taking the rostrum as per-
manent chairman, urged against any
presidential endorsement.
The Taft men got even a few min-
utes later by preventing consideration
of a motion to endorse Bradley for
United States senator. The resolu
tions also declare for publicity in cam
paign expenses and denounce the law
creating the state racing commission
as "passed for Immoral political pur-
poses." demanding its repeal.
Monte Ne, Ark., June 21.—The Nat-
ional Coton congress was called to
order by Mr. John C. Hill of Musko-
gee, assistant secretary, in the ab-
sence of John Hartin, president. A
telegram was read from Mr. Martin
fiom New York City, stating that he
had just arrived on a ship five days
er due on his return from the Intel-
national Cotton congress at Vienna,
and too late to be present, expressing
his regrets, etc.
A letter was read from C. D. Brown
of Jackson, Tenn., secretary, to the ef-
fect that he had been ill and his cot-
ton shipments were of that Import-
ance to require his presence at home,
expressing regrets and predicting 1
great success for the growth of th>
cotton congress from year to year.
Mr. Hill called for nominations for
temporary chairman and on motion of
Oscar Halsell of Oklahoma City, C
J. Barrow of Baton Rouge, La., was
unanimously elected, and presided.
Mr. Barrow made an Interesting talK
oh the objects of the congress and an
nounced that it would be in order to
have committees on credentials, per
raanent organization and resolutions
In speaking of the potato market
Col. A. P. Watson said this morning
to a News reporter: "There is prac-
tically no limit to the price to which
potatoes will go between now and
July 4. The Texas crop has all been
marketed, and the Arkansas Valley
crop is 75 per cent in, and the Kaw
valley crop will not be ready until
early in July. Potatoes sold at 70
cents last night, and will doubtless be
80 cents next week."
The crop this year, says Mr. Wat
son, has been cut short by the cold
weather, but the spuds are of good
quality. He estimates that there will
be approximately 100 cars yet shipped
from Shawnee, although he asserts
that he has not followed the business
as closely as usual this year 011 ac-
count of his political activities. There
have been about 100 cars already ship
ped from this city, and if Col Wat
son's estimate is correct, the crop will
Indeed fall far below the average.
That there Is a strong demand for
Oklahoma spuds is shown by the fact
that there are daily more potato buy-
ers arriving to augment the great num
ber already here.
In this connection It might be said
that the danger to the cotton crop is
not so great as is generally supposed.
Heavy rainfalls have occurred only in
sections, and the temperature all over
the cotton belt, according to the U.
S. weather bureau, has been about
normal. The principal difficulty now
encountered by the farmers Is clear,
ing their fields of weeds, which are
growing prollfleally while the plows
are kept from the ground by the wet
weather. The rain has also Interfer-
ed seriously with potato digging, but
In spite of this fact the great crop is
still bring brought in for shipment.
Watonga, Okla., June 21-—Associate
Justice M. C. Garber has Just handed
down a decision in the case of the
Bank of Eagle City vs. the Thomas
State Bank et al., holding the bank
liable for the payment of checks given
one Allen to various farmers in
ment for hogs purchased of them,
wliich checks were drawn on the
Thomas State Bank and signed by Al
Allen, who was in the business
of buying and shipping live stock at
Thomas, Okla., made arrangements
with the Thomas State Bank to pay
his checks issued in payment for live
stock in the name of the bank and
have the proceeds returned to the
bank for its protection and was also
to pay the bank the sum of five dol
lars per car for such service.
June 21.—Mayor
the critical stage
Sells Pint of Booze; Now Safely in
Tulsa, I. T., June 21.—Dave Whis-
man sold a pint of whiskey to Tom
Fatham, a deputy United States mar-
shal, and is now incarcerated in the
federal jail in Muskogee.
The Tulsa deputy United States
marshal has been trying for several
Indian Girls Show Skill.
Miami, I. T., une 21.—One of the
most remarkable commencement ex-
ercises ever held in the Indian schools
In the territory has Just closed at the
Quapaw agency. The children of the
SenecaB. Wyandottes, Peorias, Otta
was. Modocs, Quapaws, 8hawnees and
Miamls, to the number of 130, attend
this institution. It was originally
established by the Friends and later
turned over to the federal government.
The girl graduates have illustrations
of how correctly to make a bed and
set a table, and the boys how to save
time in harnessing and unharnessing
a horse.
The following gentlemen were then months to catch Whisman. but was
appointed on these committees: ! never successful until today. Officer
credentials—A. E. King, Chandler, Fatham Is from Durant and came to
■ Okla.; C. C. Barrow, Morrllton, Ark.; j Tulsa this morning and upon the bur
' E. J. Beazley, Marianna, Ark. nestion of the Tulsa United States offl-
Permaoent Organization—B. L. Har- <er hunted up Whiman and bought
sell, Muskogee. 1. T.; J. A. Lawrence, a pint of booze
Tahlequah, 1. T.; E. Z. Oauthler, Cot- As soon as he got the booze he re-
tonport La. turned to the commissioner's office
Resolutions—A. W. Robb and Clar- and C. R. Wilson, the Tulsa deputy
ence Turner, Muskogee; Oscar Hal- United States marshal went and ar
Oklahoma City,
Scales has passed
of his Illness, and all danger of a re
lapse is practically passed, according
to the announcement given out from
St. Anthony's hospital last night.
The mayor spent a quiet day and
at the time of the last bulletin he
was sleeping peacefully The
tieme pain in his side has practically
disappeared and he is given no cause
to worry.
Nourishment consisting of broth
and milk was given him yesterday
afternoon at two o'clock. This added
greatly to his strength and he soon
passed into a deep sleep, only awak-
nlng at six o'clock. He dropped oft
to sleep an hour afterwards.
"You can state that Mayor Scales |
has practically passed the danger
point of his Illness and that his ulti-
mate recovery Is but a matter of a
few weeks of rest," was the last re-
port sent out from the hospital.
Nazareth College Exercises.
Muskogee, 1 T., June 21.—The fea-
ture of the closing exercises of Naz-
areth college was the annual com-
mencement address by Very Rev. Wil-
liam H. Ketchum of Washington, D.
C. The address to the class was
given by H. G. Baker of Muskogee,
The graduates are Thomas Schmitt,
Samuel J. Cobb, Hugh A. Duffy, Leo
J. Hellinghausen, Francis J. Hopkins,
Paul T. Kenny. Francis Lang, Leon A.
McStravlck and Horace M.Wilson.
sell, Oklahoma City.
On motion the congress then ad-
journed till the following morning,
awaiting the report of the committees.
rested Whisman.
Lynch is Not Him.
J. Harvey Lynch, the labor leader,
denies that he is the Lynch that the
Haskell men claim has served a term
in the Colorado penitentiary. The
man whose photograph was published
Indians are Graduated.
Watonga, Okla., June 21.—'Twenty-
six Indian students and three whites
completed the work at the Whirlwind by the Haskell managers in the re-
Indian mission. The school Is sup- cent democratic primaries, according
ported entirely by the missionary to Lynch has scars about his forehead
funds of the Episcopal church and is now In the southern states and
— making a good living under an
We are selling fine toilet articles sumed name. He stoutly maintains
and stationery at cost. Boiling & that he Is not the man and that the
Cllne, 117 N. Bell Bt. 20-10t full descriptions were not published
World's Fair Tragedy.
Ft. Smith, Ark., Juno 21—The death
of Mrs. Joe Bertino in Little Rock
recalls one of the tragedies of the
World's Fair at St. Louis.
Joe Bertino and his family went up
there for a pleasure trip. It proved
a sad one Instead. In the crowd Mrs.
Bertino became separated from he
family one morning, and although ev-
ery efTort was made to find her, she
was not located until the next day,
The poor woman had wandered about
the grounds all night. The strain on
her mind was so great that her reason
was destroyed. She was sick for some
time. She was brought home and for
a time appeared to improve. Her
condition became such that two years
ago she was sent to Little Rock for
treatment. She got no better, and
has remained there until death put
an end to her suffering
North Beard
Street Property
A Bargain
This fine Investment is located Ave
blocks aorth of Main street It la
a beautiful 75x140 foot lot, with good
four room house, wired for electric
lights, fine well, city water, gas. ce-
ment walks and fine shade tree*. You
will never again have the chance to
bny a property in this location on
Beard street for the price.
The Real Estate

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