The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 174, Ed. 1 Friday, July 12, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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Shawnee Henceforth will be a Moral City-All Gambling Houses Closed and Saloons Must Run A-xorHinj To Law
DAILY NEWS 3 MONTHS
FOR $1, IN ADVANCE
VOL. 10—NO. 174.
The Shawnee news
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SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA FRIDAY, JULY 12, 190'.
NEWS WANT ADS BRINt. 'v
RE8ULTS; TRY THEM
HART ONE 1G PAGES
Judge Burwell Gives Sheriff Sirict Instruc-
tions to Enforce Liquor I aws
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO ELECT NEW CHIEF
Probability of a Special Grand Jury,
dows and front ot Saloons
Must be Open.
Armed with strict instructions trom
District Judge Burwell, now sitting at
Tecumseh, 8heriff Grace informed all
the saloon keepers in Shawnee that
the liquor laws must be lived up to.
Midnight closing must be observed
and all day Sunday and until five
o'clock Monday morning. Along with
the order came instructions to have
all the bottles and other decorations
and advertisements In the windows of
the saloons, as well as any shades or
curtains on the doors or windows, re-
moved. No stand of any kind will
be tolerated to obstruot the view trom
the outside. Everything must be
wide open and free from any sign ot
. blind. As a result every saloon In
Stigler May Lose Town Site.
Muskogee, I. T„ July 12.—The peo-
ple of Stigler are fighting for title to
100 acies of land on which that town
is built, and they have been granted
until July 15 to make a showing why
their residences and stores should not
be moved off the land restored to the
allottee or his heirs, the land having
been allotted to Ellis Jefferson, a de-
ceased minor Indian.
The land was sold to the Stigler
Townslte Company by the mother ot
the child, and platted and sold as town
lota. The town built up on It Now
the department at Washington has
held that the mother had no right 10
unuu. — seii the child's land, and an ejectment
Shawnee was closed several minutes sujt fO]i0wed, and an order was made
before midnight, no proprietor wish- put au0ttee's heirs in possession,
lng to take the chances of running Tj,jg or^er bas been arrested by Com
over time —j "
A NEW LINE OF WORK AT PANAMA.
The Government has sent a number of expert accountants to investigate the
Panama Canal expenditures—News Item.
The county commissioners will prob
ably select a chief of police this
week. It Is not known whom they
will pick. There Is a strong possi-
bility that a special grand jury may
be called to investigate many of the
missioner Wright, and the people of
Stigler will try to get the order re-
versed. Otherwise they must move
off the property.
Y. P. U. Assembly Drowned Out
Sulphur, I. T., July 12—On account
be called to investigate many m sulphur, 1. T., July iz.—irn ™uin
rumors which have been set afloat 0f jj,e showery weather the lectures
concerning other officials of the city.
It is said that other private individ-
uals besides those who brought the
proceedings against Sims had con-
templated action of a similar nature
against other officials.
If such should prove to be so. the
charges against the different officers
will have to be made In separate com-
plaints, which will necessitate sepa-
rate trials and mean a long drawn out
affair. Under the statute of llmita-
tions which extends over three years
complaint can be filed against any
official of the present or past adminis.
tratton who served within the last,
three years. Every move in the pro-
ceedings slnoe SlmB was suspended
from office has come as a surprise and
there Is no telling what the future
may have In store.
A moral awakening has taken hold
of Shawnee and hereafter it Is to be
hoped that the laws of the country
will be looked upon as made to be en-
forced and lived up to by officials
as well as private Individuals. Wink
lng at the law is bad business, and, as
Bome say. If there are laws that should
not be. then it is up to the majority
to have them changed. There is nev-
er any excuse for crime In office.
Republican County Convention at Sul-
Sulphur, I. T., July 12—The repub-
licans of Murray county met at Sul-
phur Tuesday In convention and elect-
ed thirteen delegates to the state con-
vention. The attendance was large
and the convention harmonious. The
delegates were Instructed for Frantz
for governor. The following resolu-
tion waB adopted: We, the republicans
of Murray county in convention assem-
bled do unreservedly Indorse the ad-
mini strati ton of President Theodore
Roosevelt, and of the republican party,
and we commend the administration
of Governor Frank Frantz and indorse
his candidacy for governor of the new
' state of Oklahoma.
and general exercises of the B. Y. P
U. assembly are being held In the op-
era house instead of In a tent in Na-
tional Park, as announced. The it'
tendance 1b already very large. Lead
lng Baptists say the B. Y. P. U. ar-
rivals will steadily increase unUl Sun
100 cent Profit
Can be easily realized within the next
few months on an investment we have
to offer, for a few days only, consist-
ing of TWO BEAUTIFUL ROSE OAR
We can sell this property at Just
half the price adjoining property is
SEE US FOR PRICE AND TERMS.
COFFIN & LAMBARD,
108 N. Bell Street Phone 368
| IT'S WHAT YOU SAVE
Not What you earn, that makes
ONE DIME WILL START AN
BANK Of COMMERCE
A Collector Wanted
A young boy wanted to do general
collecting at The News office at once.
E. E. Heflin G. H. Tayman
ljp.to-Date Dentistry. All work guamn
[Offices over Gosaling. Truett & Co.
14 Went Through Without Debate and
Others Through Democratic
Causus Last Night
Guthrie, Okla., July 12.--8lxtee | The provision which said that
changes in the proposed constitution should a foreign corporation appeal to
of the new state were mede by tb' ' e supreme court of the United
constitutional convention delegates Statfl. from a decision of an Oklaho-
in session here yesterday. ;>>'« court that it would forfeit Its char-
Fourteen of the sixteen proposed also knocked out.
CITY TO HAVE MOTHER FACTORY
A number of prominent Shawnee
citizens have formed a stock company
which has been incorporated as the
Shawnee Bedding company, with ten
thousand dollars capital. The ofli.
cere are: Harry M. Tlcknor, presi.
dent; Oliver Galbraith, treasurer and
general manager, and Edwin Gal«
braith, secretary. The entire capital
stock has been fully paid in and a
number of local capitalists are in-
cluded. The company will manufac-
ture mattresses, excelsior, pillows,
comforts and other articles in that
line. They are figuring on three dif-
ferent locations, offering trackage fa-
cilities, and will make a decision on
one or the other some time this week
A building seventy-five by one hun-
dred feet will be required, exclusive
of the office. if no suitable build-
ing can be procured, the company will
erect a structure of their own at once
At the start the factory will give
employment to between fifteen and
twenty people and several traveling
men will be put out on the road to
cover the entire southwest with the1
products of the plant. There is a(
great demand for this class of goods
and they can be made in Shawnee as
cheaply and more conveniently to the!
southwestern trade than any place
else. Similar factories situated in j
other cities have made a wonderful
success and there is every reason to \
believe that this industry will be one j
of the biggest enterprises in the south-'
west before long. Those who will
be directly in charge have had a wide
range of experience in the manufac-
turing of these goods and are very en
thusiastic over the local field and the
outside territory that can be covered
from this point Most of the ma-
chinery has been ordered over a week
ago and the other was ordered this
week. Everything will be In running
order within six weeks when the first
Shawnee made goods in the line of
bedding will be put on the markets
of the world.
Government After Territory Lawyers.
Muskogee, I. T., July 12.—W. C. Pol-
lock has arrved here from Washngton
as a special representative of Secre-
tary Garfield "to get a close personal
view of the Indian Territory situation
for the secretary of the interior." It
has been published from vVashington
that Dr. Pollock would be the secre-
tary to Comm8sioner Wrigb: at Mus-
kogee. Mr. Pollock says not so. It is
stated on very reliable authority that
Mr. Pollock has a special mission
which is to look Into the practice of a
lot of Indian Territory lawyers which
the secretary of the interior has been
told is simply a grafting business in-
stead of law. Mr. Pollock does not
admit that this is part of his duties,
' but he has not denied it. He says he
does not expect to remain in the ter-
' ritory permanently.
| Receiving Money.
I San Francisco, July 12.—Former su.
i pervisor and now acting mayor of
I San Francisco, Charles Boxton today
gave important testimony in the trial
of Louis Glass, vice president and
manager of the Pacific States Tele-
phone company, for bribery. He tea
tified that early In 190G, while a mem-
ber of the board of supervisors, he
went to the office of Theodore V. Hal-
sey, "outside man" for the telephone
company combine, and there received
a sealed envelope from Halsey with
the understanding that he is to vote
against granting a franchise to the
Home Telephone company, a rival
concern. He took this envelope home
and when he opened it he counted
$5,000 in curency.
This testimony is a reiteration of
what Boxton told the grand jury when
ho confessed before the Inquisitorial
body. It is believed by the prosecu-
tion that they can prove that at the
time Halsey gave this money to Box-
ton he was acting under the direction
of Glass, who was acting manager of
the telephone combine.
Ill HE CONSTITUTION
COMPLETE REVERSAL IN SOME OF THE CLAUSES
nitiative and Referendum and Corporation
Clauses are Nullified—Soldiers
changes were adopted without debat*
Two of the changes were put off for
further action until after last night's
The most important change made
by the delegates is the nuuuifying of
the initiative and referendum clause
and the corporation provisions.
The constitutional convention de-
cided to make Bome changes in the
legislative apportionment to provide
for the increasing of the number of
senators from 41 to 44 and the num-
ber of representatives from 105 to
• gan county is asking for three n-
111 LUC wilwiawvM ~
By a vote of 72 to 0 the convention«. ad of two and It has not been de-
Cascasweet for babies and children
make* the stomach right and allays
Inflammation and prevents Irritation.
Catcasweet makes tka baby happy and
well. Sold by C. R Harryma*. •
Erom 2:30 to 3:30
We will sell regular 8 l-3c Muslin at
4 l-2c Yard
12 Yards lo a Customer
B. & W. Dry Goods Store
decided to adopt the ih.ii.geB In the
onstltutlon In direct convention In.
stead of in committee of the whole.
Delegate Ledbetter of Ardmore read
from a typewritten manuscript the
changes In the constitution as had
been adopted by the democratic cau-
cus. When he became tired Dele-
gate S W. Hayes of Chickasha took
up the copy and finished the reading
Delegate J. J. Quarrells of Fairfax
was the only member voting each
time against any of the proposed
changes. Vhe session was continued
until noon when an adjournment was
taken until this mo-ilng at 9 ocloci;
The democratic caucus was in session
The changes are as follows:
Section 2 of the federal relations
clause was made to conform w'ch the
et.i t ling act.
Section 2 of the bill of righv.1 Is
made to provide ti-at no fedvU olfice
holder of the state shall be eliglb'e
for office In the state.
To section 10 of the bill of right*1
was added thcBe words: "By 'h< au-
thorities of this state."
Section 2 of the suffrage clause was
knocked entirely out.
Section 3 of the suffrage clause
which provided that no officer, soldier
or sailor of the army or navv be e-i-
itle<" to vote In this state at anv el-
ection was changed to grant such
The first Important change In the
Initiative and referendum clause Is
that to change any measure by the
Initiative, and request must have
majority of ail the votes cast at the
In the matter of the referendum the
legislature Is given the power to car-
ry out any of the provisions or to re-
peal any of the acts of referendum.
The legislature Is also given ttie
power to provide for the manner of
the selection of the eleven members
of the state board of agriculture.
The convention acted upon the le.
quest of J. H. Johnston, O. D. Halsell
and Judge J. R Keaton of Oklahoma
City In their request that competing
lines of railroads in Oklahoma be
merged, by providing that competing
lines could not be merged except by
a vote of the legislature and then only
upon the recommendation of the cor-
poration commissioners This will
permit of two home railroads being
merged, but not one home and one for-
That portion ot the constitution glv
lng the legislature the power to dis-
criminate against any foreign corpor-
atlon whenever or wherever It was
deemed expedient was knocked out
cijtd whether oi not to grant It.
The senatorial chanz«-f are fol-
Alfalfa and Major counties, 1; Os-
age, Grant and Kay, 2; Noble and
Pawnee, 2; IjOgan, 1; Blaine and King
fisher, 1; Canadian. Jefferson and
Stephens, 1; Adair and Sequoyah, 1;
Mays and Rogers, X; Craig and No-
wata, 1; Ottawa. Delaware and Cher-
okee, 1. No changes were made la
the Oklahoma county apportionment
The representative apportionment
was changed to provide for three rep-
resentatives from# l.ogan county in-
stead of 2. A notorial district was
created of Kingfisher, Garfield and
Grant countleB. Kay county Is given
2 senators. Osage county 1b added
to Tulsa county and Craig to Rogers
In the creation of a notorial district
One representative Is taken away
fiom Canadian county and one iwaj
It's a Bargain
One story brick mercantile building
with 50 feet front, cut into two store
rooms, and rented to good tenants.
The location Is all right and if you
are looking for a fine investment that
will pay big interest, see this at once.
IT'S A 8NAP
160 acres fine land, nearly level
located less than one mile from North
Broadway car line. Our price if $43.-
76 per acre for quick sale. Other
land around this is selling for $100
per acre in 6 and 10 acre block*. Yoa
can make It, too.
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