The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 177, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 16, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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It Now Looks Like an Election May be Held September i7th--Oklahoma May Yet be a State in
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VOL. 10—NOl 177.
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1907.
PART ONE, 16 PAGES
Parchment Copy of Constitution to
be Fil^d today, Forever Remov-
ing Chance of Changes.
ELECTION WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER I7TH
Convention Will Re=assemble on Sep=
tember i6=-Session held at a a
Early Hour this Morning.
Guthrie, Okla., July 16.—The consti.
tuiional convention has completed Its
work except the formal signing of
the parchment, when the clerical cor-
rections have been made. A session
will be held at 7 o'clock this morning
to sign the instrument, when the dele-
gates will go home.
The parchment and election ordi-
nance will then be filed with Secre-
tary Filson by President Murray and
the convention will adjourn until the
night of September 16, unless called
together by President Murray before
that time. The rules were changed
so that the parchment copy was the
only one made owing to the lack of
time to typewrite the others.
his intention to sign the constitution
and vote for it, believing the bad
things in the constitution were out-
weighed by good that would come
Sater, another republican, made a
similar announcement. Harris, of
Wagoner, served notice that he wouid
vote against the constitution and re-
fuse to sign it because of disfran-
chisement of people in his county. In
the last election Wagoner county,
which gets one representative, polled
3.808 votes. "As you have provided
for 109 representatives if other coun-
ties have not received more than they
are entitled to there should be %2,<
200 votes polled in the coming elec-
,. „ , tion, and the state must hav a popu-
The election will be he lation of two and a half million, figur.
ing six persons to each voter."
After adopting the apportionment
the convention began reading the long
election ordinance, which provides for
an election September 17, and for
Prantz giving 20 days notice to the
17. Governor Frantz is given twenty
days after the recess is taken to issue
the election proclamation, and in the
event he should not do so. President
Murray, John Young, or the conven.
tion in session may call the same.
With the filing of the parchment
the advisory committee admit that
further amendment, to the constitn- To Bujld New Resid(Jnce
tion will be forever stopped by the f p MltcM1 who rewntly com.
present constitutional convention. Tbe ^ p|ang fQr a flnp resldence for
parchment will be offered for filing p R Rodecker R, oncP start oa
under the enabling act and the laws
of the territory governing the office
ot secretary. However, the advisory
committee held that the election or-
dinance, not being a part of the con-
stitution. but merely a directory meas
ure providing for the first election on-
ly, the convention will not be deprived
of the power to amend or substitute
at a future session of the convention,
in case a decision at law, or any other
cause, makes it necessary to change
the date of the election or the pro-
visions for holding it.
With five republicans voting no, the
constitutional convention adopted the
legislative apportionment submitted
Saturday, the only change being the
switching of three townships in Gar-
field county. P. B. Hopkins of Mus-
kogee, a republican, brought down on
himself an avalanche of democratic
oratory by declaring in explaining his
negative vote that he believed the
convention should wait and make the
Indian Territory apportionment on
the census now being taken and ad.
ding "regarding the committee on ap-
portionment, I did not see any reason
why I should repot to them. I am
a member of this convention and I am
supposed to represent the people here.
I am not supposed to run around after
numbers of the committees who are
holding starchamber proceedings. I
believe in transacting my business
on the floor of this convention where
I am not barred from meeting be-
cause of my political faith. I es-
teem it beneath my dignity and be-
neath the dignity of the people I rep.
resent to run around after commit
tees that are meeting in starchamber
proceedings, that bar the door to any-
body else but a member of If'
The apportionment comimttee re-
ported to the democratic caucus
where the apportionment was adopted
before being submitted to the conven.
tion. I^edbetter, King, Hayes, Has
ken Williams and other democrats
responded, Ledbetter charging that
Hopkins wanted to defeat statehood.
Hopkins then announced that It was
the construction of the same at 740
North Beard street. The house will
a modern two story eight room
structure, built in the Gothic style
and will cost $3,000. It will be com
pleted by October 1.
100 cent Profit
If A spavk
FRISCO 10 SELECT
Chief Engineer Phillips Called to St.
Louis to Confer With head
OKMULGEE LINE WILL PROBABLY BE CHOSEN
Peliminary Work is not yet Com-
pleted on Okmulgee Survey but
Will be This Week. *
McComb's New Water Works.
Chief Knglneer Phillips, who is In
charge of the Frisco survey being
McComb boasts of a water works j niat|e northeast from Shawnee by that
system second to none In a town of j-oad has been called to 8t. Louis for
The silly season is on with our folks next door.
Fine Animal Owned by J. C. Fisher
Showed Signs of Rabies and Was
Put to Death this Morning
its size in the territory, and the beau-
ty of it is that the town does not owe
a cent on the plant, which was put
in operation three weeks ago. The
water is pumped -from a well at Frank
Fullerton's cotton gin to a staudpipe,
from which it runs through 000 feet
of mains. A gasoline engine is th«
power used. The water is said to be
of excellent quality. The men who
are given credit for the establishing
of the system are Charles Fox, Frank
Fullerton, Ed Button, J. S. McEverts
and Joe Plttman, all good progressive
a consultation with the officials of
the line from this city to Okmulgee
mates on the cost of construction of
the line fro inthis city to Okmulgee
and the one from here to Weleetka.
Data has been accumulated and the
officials art- well Informed as to the
country and Its probable traffic, hav-
ing sent a special agent over both
routes for that purpose several days
ago. Now the main feature Is to
select, the most feasible rout? of the
two and to prepare for the construc-
tion work which is to follow imme-
diately after the location.
The preliminary survey to Weleet-
ka has been completed while that to
Okmulgee will be in a few days, the
camp uow being in that vicinity. It
CASE WILL BE
Can be eaBily realized within the neit
few months on an Investment we have
to offer, for a few days only, consist-
ing of TWO BEAUTIFUL ROSE GAR-
We can sell this property at Just
half the price adjoining property is
8EE US FOR PRICE AND TERMS.
COFFIN & LAMBARD,
108 N. Bell Street. Phone 3(1.
IT'S WHAT YOU SAVE
Not what you earn, that makes
ONE DIME WILL START AN
BANK Of COMMERCE
Known to have Bitten Several Other
Dogs--AII Canines Should Be
Muzzled During Hot Season
E. E. Heflin 6. H. Tayman
Up-to-Date Dentistry. All work guaran
Offices over Gossling, Truett & Co.
There was another mad dog scare
on Market street this morning, and a
canine showing strong signs of rabies
wa& put to death. The dog was a
fine registered bird dog owned by J.
C. Fisher of 402 North Market, and
was very highly prized by its owner
Of late the dog has been acting
strangely, and has been at large in
this condition for three days. Dur-
ing this time It is known to have
bitten several other dogs.
The animal was brought to the at-
tention of Dr. D. M. Campbell, and as
it showed strong signs of madness
the veterinarian put it to death. In
order to be certain of the matter
however, Dr. Campbell took out a sec-
tion of the spinal cord, which he sent
to a biological laboratory at Kansas
City for microscopical examination.
When the report from this examina
tion is received, it will be known def.
Initely whether the dog was really
suffering from rabies. Until the re-
port is made the other dogs which
have been bitten will be watched
closely for the appearance of signs of
the dread ihalady.
It should again be urged upon the
owners of dogs that they be properly
muzzled. A muzzle rightly construct-
ed need not be such as the wire cage
affairs so often seen. All that Is
necessary is a small leather strap
about the muzzle of the dog, just
tight enough to prevent him from
seizing any object, but not tight en
ough to prevent his drinking or eat-
ing. Such a precaution should be
generally observed, especially during
the heated season.
WINE IS HELD UP
McAlester, I. T., July 16.—There is
a box of wine in the big vault at the
marshal's office taht is causing con-
siderable letter writing and wiring.
The box was seized last Saturday at
Haileyville by Deputy Foster. It was
adressed to a priest at Coalgate and
contained a card bearing the follow-
ing: "Fifty Bottles Sacramental
Wine. By permission of the Secre
tary of War. Any person tampering
with this box will be prosecuted to
the full extent of the law."
Foster seized the box and then re-
turned to the marshal's office for fur
ther Instructions. He was ordered
to bring the box in When he re-
turned to Haileyville he found three
or four bottles of the wine missing.
The box was then brought to this city
tightly nailed and sealed and is now
in the big vault. As soon as the per-
mit from the war department is pro-
duced the wine will be turned loose
The Harry Mead Company, one of
the pioneer hardware concerns of
Shawnee, have had their capital stock
increased from $25,000 to $50,000 and
will greatly .enlarge the scope of the
imm< nse territory which they now
'•oyer both in the retail and in the
wholesale field. Harry Mead Is pres-
ident of the company, and S. S. Reed,
formerly in the hardwae business in
Joplin, Missouri, and brother of Cash-
ler F. B. Reed, of the Oklahoma Na
tlonal Bank in this city, has taken a
large block of stock and becomes vice
president under the increased capital
izatlon He will take an active inter-
est in the concern and has moved to
this city for that purpose. Edwin
Campbell Is treasurer while F. Reed
Ten years ago the firm started busi-
ness in Shawnee in a modest way and
since then they have grown until to-
day they have a floor space of over
21,000 square feet and in addition con-
duct a large wholesale business in the
surrounding towns. In order to meet
the constantly increasing business the
company has been enlarged and will
expand to cover much more territory
than hey noto occupy. The wholesale
business will be gradually developed
along with the retail and eventually
will be one of the largest institutions
in Shawnee. Mr. Reed, the new mem
be- r i the firm, has a number of years
of experience in the hardware busi-
ness in Missouri and comes to enter
the Mead Company as one of the
ablest men in his line to be found any-
where. The firm has grown rapidly
in the past, and the future looks
brighter than ever. Not the least
branch of their business Is the mall-
order department which they carry on
for the convenience of their many out
of town patrons. This like the other
departments has grj.vn to such an ex-
tent that it requires the constant at-
tention of a special manager. It is
one more example of the phenomenal
prosperity which the retail and whole-
sale concerns of Shawnee are enjoying
and which Is making it the Commer-
cial Queen of the Southwest. It has
been built up by the untiring efforts
of the president, Harry Mead, and his
associates and today stands as ono ot
the largest hardware houses in the
Chase After an Escaped Prisoner.
Deputies Hatfield and Francis Sun
day had a wild goose chase after Hen
ry Young, wanted in the Choctaw na 1 is generally believed that the line to
tion. About three weeks ago Young Okmulgee will be selected as the most
escaped from a United States mar- j feasible and that location work will
shal by jumping through a window, not i,< done on the Weleetka survey,
from a train while running at a' This, however, is what the officials
speed of forty miles an hour. Word
was sent to the authorities here that
Mrs. Young would be in McComb
Sunday, and it was thought that she
would meet her husband there. The
deputies made a trip to McComb and
got a good dinner for their trouble
They found that Mrs. Young was aa
anxious to find her husband as they
were. She came to Shawnee yester.
day and left for parts unknown.
It's a Bargain
One story brick mercantile building
with 50 feet front, cut into two store
rooms, and rented to good tenants.
Tbe location la all right and if ynu
are looking for a fine Investment that
will pay big Interest, aee this at once.
IT'S A SNAP
160 acres fine land, nearly level,
located Usb than one mile from North
Broadway car line. Our price ti $48.
76 per acre for Quick sale. Other
land around this Is selling for $100
per acre In 5 and 10 acre blocks. Toa
can make It, too.
will decide at the conference.
When the location work has started
which will be Immediately, the con.
Htructlon gang will be organized and
held In readiness lo follow close upon
the final work of the survey party.
It will tafte some little time to finish
th<- location work which takes longer
than the preliminary. Several changes
and obstacles have to be overcome In
the grading, but there will not be as
many as usually found owing to the
fact that the engineer tn charge
known the country thoroughly and
that there were previous surveys to
guide. From an authorative source
it is learned that It will not take over
six months to complete the line after
the first piece of grading has been
done and the steel laid. The survey
party will start to locate from the
point where they finished the prelim-
inary work which In the case of the
Okmulgee route will be at Okmul-
The Real Estate Men
Past Three Score and Ten.
Uncle Jim Berry is rejoicing today
In having passed the three score years
and ten mark, this being his 71st
birthday, which he is celebrating
quietly with his estimable wife at
their home on East Ninth. Uncle
Jim is a good citizen and is widely
known. He has been in this region
for sixteen years, and is serving the
people as constable, for which office
he is a candidate for re-election on
the democratic ticket.
Strengthening Ba,I Team.
The Shawnee Independents are
strengthening their base ball team
and preparing for some good games.
The addition of a new second base-
man is one of the improvements Just
made. The ball park will be put in
first class condition, and will be kept
so for the remainedr of the season
The Independents will play Oklahoma
City Sunday at League park. The In-
dependents will appear In new suits.
F. A. Robertson has written s
friend that he will return to Shawnee
on the 20th of July from his old home
in Calhoun. Ky., where he Is visit-
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