The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 168, Ed. 1 Friday, July 5, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL. 10— NO. 168.
8HAWNEE, OKLAHOMA FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1M7.
8HAWNEE NEWS 40c A MONTH
uib TIME IN SHAW-
NEE ON IDE F
Thousands of People Turned Out to
Celebrate the Day in True Patri-
THREE BIG PICNICS HHP BASEBALL GAME
Thousands of Visitors Flock to City
to Join in the Merry-making-
Score by Innings:
Okla City 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 0
Rock Island 0000«0000
Batteries, Oklahoma City, Barns
and Huseman; Rock Island, Sparks
In the city of Shawnee caucuses
will be held at the following places,
July 5, at 8 o'clock p. m.:
First Ward, Hagar's Livery Barn.
Second Ward, City Hall.
Third Ward, corner Broadway and
Fourth Ward, News Office.
Fifth Ward, Harrison School Build-
Charter Issued Traction Company.
Guthrie, Okla., July 6.—An Oklaho-
ma charter was Issued to the Enid
Blackwell & Osage Interurban Trac-
tion company of Enid, with $1,000,000
which proposes to build an interurban
line from Enid to Pawhuska, a dis-
tance of 85 miles, passing through
Garfield, Noble, Kay and Osage coun.
ties. The Incorporators are George
W. Bear, Frank Bradfleld, S. 1. Hud-
kins, John R. Clover, and Guy S. Ma-
natt, all of Enid.
The Fourth of July, was celebrated
In Shawnee in true patriotic style
The small boy and his noise making
firecrackers and fireworks was in evi-
dence everywhere, despite the ordin-
ance prohibiting him from carrying
out the pleasures of youth except in
certain places. Flags and bunting
were profusely decorated about the
homes and business houses of the city.
Thousands of people flocked to the
city from the country and the neigh.
boring cities. It appeared as though
all Pottawatomie county had come to
Shawnee for the day to Join in the cel-
ebrating of the glorious occasion.
Three big picnics were held, one at
Riverside park, one at Oak park and
one at North Broadway park. At
Riverside park a number of prominent ing.
citldens spoke and Alderman Clayton Sixth Ward, Mohrbacher's Barn
acted as chairman. In Oak park,
where the Catholics of the city had
gathered, Father Hildebrand acted as
chairman and Introduced the speakers
chief of whom was Mayor StearnB,
who made a brief address comparing
the present position of the new stata
in its fight for self government with
that of the thirteen original colonies
and stated that the fight was in the
cause of righteousness and would be
At Broadway park roller skating
was the principal attraction and a
band concert. Numerous Bmall boys
went swimming in the artificial pond
while others lounged around in the
groves and in the shade.
A number of picnics were held In
the country, perhaps the largest one
being at the dam.
Never in the history of the local
street car line has it enjoyed such
heavy traffic and it was taxed to its
utmost in handling the large crowds
which kept up until after midnight.
All lines carried heavy crowds, and
especially that to North Broadway
park. Once or twice during the day
there threatened to b3 a delay owing
to the cars going off the track, but
they were soon adjusted. In the ev-
ening the skies were lit up in all di
rections by the fireworks. The entire
city celebrated, as well as the country,
and enjoyed the occasion in a man
ner that has seldom been witness?!
in Shawnee. All the places of amuse-
ment up town did an immense busl
ness on the Fourth.
A large crowd of Shawnee fans wero
treats to an exceptionally good game
of baseball at J.«ague park on ihe
Fourth, in the morning and In the
afternoon. Both games w-are fast unit
proved very interesting from start '0
finish. In the morning the Pock Is-
lands were defeated by the ') tlahoma
City team by the close score of four
to two. while in the afternoon the
game was still closer. Oklahoma City
was again successful, getting one
score while the local boys were sh'Jt
out Below Is the score and the bat-
teries. There is extreme rivalry be-
tween these two teams and their
games are always warmly contested
CHIEF OF POLICE SIMS
SUSPENDED FROM OFFICE
Charge of Malfeasance Made by Cit-
izens of Shawnee Before Judge
Burford Wednesday Evening
FILED BY JOHN GARRETT AND CHAS. M'KNIGHT
Van Winkle and Adams Represents
the Petitioners—Hearing Set for
Next Tuesday at Tecumseh
Uncle Sam—My Pacific property has some pretty weak spots in it, and I've got
to get it pretty well fortified before long.
Made now in well located suburban
acreage is certain to double your mon-
ey within a vory Bhort time.
We have an exceptional bargain to
offer for a few days only, consisting
of 6 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
BEE UB AT ONCE.
COFFIN & LAMBARD,
108 N. Bell St Phone 368,
Score by Innings:
Okla City ..21010000 0—4 1 t
Rock Island 11000000 0—2 4 4
IT'S OPEN TO YOU
Our Savings Department.
One dim* wll, start an account.
i PER CENT ON SAVINGS.
BANK Ot COMMERCE
E. E. Heflln G. H. Tayman
Up-to-Date Dentistry. All work guaran
Offices over Goasling, Truett & Co
CO. 10 PERFECT PLANS
So much has been said and written
detrimental to the building of the
park on North Broadway, as first pub-
lished exclusively by The News and
weeks before any other paper publish-
ed the fact of its conception, that it
is interesting to know what the com-
pany thinks of it and their future
Ever since we conceived the idea
ot building a park on North Broadway
for amusement purposes there has
been a set of chronic knockers who
have attempted to make it a failure,"
said a prominent stockholder of the
company to a News reporter. "But
the people have given us great en-
couragement by their generous sup-
port and have assured us that they
would lend their aid in building up the
enterprise which Is public in every
way and which is needed in Shawnee.
Our initial start has been made
through home capital alone and every-
one in the company has given freely
of his time and money to make it a
success. The band boys have given
freely of their services every day. On
the Fourth we planned to give an ex-
hibit of free fireworks for the public
and only succeeded in securing seven
dollars from the citizens for that pur-
pose. It was purely an Idea that was
meant to afTord the people a place to
celebrate the Fourth.
"But the crowds that attended the
park on the Fourth demonstrates to
the company how badly a park Is
needed and we are determined to fill
this demand with one of the best
parks in the southwest. It takes time
but with the assurances of outside
capital that we have the work of er-
ecting the summer theater and hall
will be started immediately and the
lake enlarged. There are several
other features which are not ready yet
for announcement, but despite those
who would discourage the proposition
we will complete our original plans
While a merry party of Shawnee
people were returning from a drive at
the Dam east of the city on the 4th
the front spring of their carriage
broke and the vehicle turned com
pletely over, throwing all the occu-
pants out and covering an infant child
who luckily escaped harm as did the
mon, Messrs. Hal McDonald and R.
J. Bruce. All the women were ser-
iously hurt, including Miss Julia Bray
unconscious for three and a half houra
and still In a serious condition; Mrs
Perkins, one limb hurt; Miss Vivian
Bruce, sister of Mrs. Perkins, had one
arm fractured, and Miss Lucy Perkins
had her left shoulder badly hurt. The
most serious accident was that of Miss
Bray, who was brought immediately
to the home of her parents and Mrs.
B. Bray, at 114 South Oklahoma
Doctors Wagner, Sanders and Rone
attended the injured girl, who is still
in danger and badly bruised about the
head. Miss Bray is 17 years of age
and is extremely nervous as a result
of her accident, although the attend-
ing physicians hope for her recovery
All the party are well known in Shaw
nee. It was late In the evening when
the party started home from the dam
after holding a picnic at that place
The spring of the carriage broke un
awares and while the occupants were
singing. It turned without warning
of any kind. The most miraculous
escape is that of the seven months old
child of Mrs. Perkins, who was un
harmed. The horses never made
break to run, which was extremely
Hand Torn by Cracker.
The little son of John Sevens suf
fered a painful injury yesterday. He
for we know that it will be a paying | was firing crackers when one ex
proposition and one that will be ap- ploded in his hand, tearing it badly
predated by the people." and inflicting very painful wounds.
ID IMPROVE THE ROADS
Oklahoma City, July 6.—Resolu-
tions were adopted yesterday after
noon at the meeting of the Okluhonia
rural carriers, whereby they will com-
mence a concerted move for good
roads throughout every sectiou of the
state. It is their purpose to see that
every road in the state is made fit
for automobile use. The King drag
was recommended as the best means
ol bringing these possibilities to
certainty and the members of the as-
sociation will take the matter up be-
fore the farmers on their individual
routes on their return home.
Enid was chosen unanimously as
the place for the holding of the next
state meeting on July Fourth, next
year. There were no other candi
dates in the field.
A proposition is on foot among the
rural carriers to form an association
out of the Indian Territory carriers
and to unite the oganlzation In one.
A state organixer will We put In the
field in a few days and Will take up
the work of organizing the Indian
A memorial was presented asking
that a difference be made by the gov
eminent in the suits worn by the ru
ml carriers and the city carriers. The
rural carriers desire a different sort
of trimming on their trousers and
coats from that worn by the city car
riers. The memorial will be presented
to the postal department
At the close of the meeting a sug-
gestion was made that an experiment
be made of automobiles in the carry
ing of mall on the rural routes. This
was turned down by the association
They stated that in the present con
ditlon of the roads the use of the
automobiles in the carrying of mall
could not be made practicable. E.
Fink of Medford was the only rural
carrier present who uses an auto in
the distributing of his mall. The ma-
chine used by Mr. Fink is an Orient
buckboard. Mr. Fink states that he
finds the machine very helpful to him
and he can cover his route in less
than on-half the time used by the
H. B. Alden of Edmond was chosen
president of the association fpr the
coming year; H. Hatfield of Guthrie,
vice president. F. M. Mltschner of
Enid, treasurer; J. G. Scdfcrd of El
Reno and G. W. Ewlng of Marshall
were chosen as delegates to the nat-
Cedar, Polk, Hickory, Camden, Mor.
gau, Miller and Cole counties in Mis-
souri, to Jefferson City, a distance of
70 miles, with a branch from climax
Springs, in Camden county, south
through Hickory, Polk, Dallas and
Greene counties to Springfield, a dis-
tance of seventy-five miles.
The incorporators are E. M. Demp-
sey, P. D. Scarborough, John A.
Wimberley, E. E. Grinstead. of Paw-
huska: A. J. Bauer, L. C. Lenman.
Winfleld S. Pope and C. J. Miller, of
Jefferson City; W. K. Palmer and O.
Wheelock, of Kansas City, Co.;
John A. Griesel and William 11. Reed,
of Golden City.
Oklahoma City, July 5.—Chief of
Police Will Sims of Shawnee was pus-
pended from office by Judge Burwell
Wednesday night on a petition filed
by two citizens of 8hawnee, which
contained ten counts, supported by
affidavits, alleging that Sims has been
guilty of allowing gambling to be car-
ried on in Shawnee under his personal
Judge Burwell also set Tuesday
July 9, as the date of the hearing of
the merits of the petition, on which
he based his suspension of the police
Guthrie, Okla., July 6.—An Oklaho-
ma charter has been issued to the Ok-
aboma and Golden City Railroad com-
pany, of Pawhuska, Golden City, Mo.,
and Jefferson City, Mo., "where gen-
eral freight and passenger offices and
divisions shall at ail times be main-
talned." The compauy Is capitalized j chief. The case will be heard at
at $12,000,000, and proposes to build I Tecumseh, the county seat of Potta-
standard guagc line from Pawhuska J watomie county.
northeast through the Osage, Chero- Charles McKnight and John Garrett
kee, Peoria and Quapaw nations, and I signed the petition presented to
through Newton, Jasper, Barton, Dade,| ,jU(jge Burwell, and the petition was
Beautiful 100 foot lot opposite
Amusement Park and Broadway is a
Pretty and modern home with 100
feet east front in 700 block on N.
Broadway is a bargain it sold quick.
$2,100 Is the price of a beautiful 75
foot east front lot with 6 room cot-
tage In 600 block on N. Beard street
Clean stock of groceles for sale
Good reason for selling.
The hardware business is a money
maker. We have a good one for sale.
Pawnbrokers make the money. We
have a clean $2,000 stock for sale.
The location is the best
Rooming house, close in, good loca-
tion Price right to a quick purchaser
Fine 5 acre Mock in suburbs of
Shawnee, overloking the entire city.
Price $1,250 for a quick sale. If you
want a bargain, see this at once.
An addition Is being platted adjoin-
ing the 8anta Fe shops on the west
Al6o between the Santa Fe shops and
the Interurban, which is creating a
stir with the Santa Fe employes and
speculators as Investment property.
Modern 2 story 8 room house in
fine repair; also good 5 room cottage;
both located on corner lot two blocks
north of Main on Bell street We aru
Instructed to sell this fine property
for $5,000. Terms half cash and time
on balance. This is a bargain.
supported by special affidavits sworn
to by Johnny Jones, John Garrett and
The petitioners were represented
by Attorneys J. M. VanWlnkle and J.
S. Adams of Shawnee. Chief Simi
was accompanied to Oklahoma City
late Wednesday afternoon by City At-
torney Cassidy of Shawnee, who Is
The petition was presented to Judge
Burwell shortly after 10 o'clock that
night and the merits of the case
were not considered.
"The county authorities want me to
allow gambling to go on in Shawnee
unmolested, and I have constantly re-
fu£ed to allow any gambling to go
on," said Chief Sims. "I do not be-
i lieve the county authorities are behind
the present effort to oust me from of-
fice, but it is enough for me to say
that tho men who signed the petition
against me are gamblers."
Alleged gambling has been the
cause of much friction in Shawnee of
late. Newspaper reports from Shaw-
nee recently told of strong efforts be-
ing put forth by the citizens of the
metropolis of Pottawatomie county to
The case promises to be of great
interest in Shawnee and when the
hearing comes up in Tecumseh next
Tuesday the court room will be crowd
ed with spectators and there will no
doubt be numerous witnesses intro-
duced by each side. Speculation is
rife as to how far the case may reach
and what the outcome may be. There
is reason to believe that It will be
fought hard on each side. Both are
confident of their cases. There is
also a possibility that others may be
forced into the limelight, including
some prominent officials and citizens.
Nothing has caused so much comment
in Shawnee for some time as has the
case against Sims.
The Real Estate Men
Acting as Chief of Police.
N. M. Douglass has been appointed
acting chief of police by Mayor
Stearns during the suspension of Chief
Sims and orders have been issued to
that effect Douglass had been pre-
viously appointed assistant chief and
pending his reporting for duty Thurs-
day morning, having worked the night
before, Officer Jack Kelly was placed
in charge by the mayor temporarily.
The Old Maids' auction has been
postponed until Tuesday, when It will
be held at 646 N. Market. 27-3t
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