The Peoples Press (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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El Paso, Tex., Feb. 11.—Orzco and
Cassillas, with 550 insurrectos, are
still a few miles southwest of here,
scattered about Rancho Flores and
other places where pasture for the
horses can be found.
Various unconfirmed reports of
their impending movements are cur-
rent. The co-operation of General
Blanco, who has thus far declined to
operate jointly with Orozco, is still
being sought by the local junta, but
apparently without success.
The latter, according to an Ameri-
can arriving from the south yester-
day, is not idle. He is said to have
blown up bridges on either side of
Navarro's troop trains.
The federal troops at Juarez are
doing no scouting, contenting them-
selves with telescopic surveys ironi
Troop K. Fourth cavalry, from
Fort Bliss, has arrived at Columbus,
N. M., to prevent the passage of a
body of men reported to have mobo-
lized near there to join the revolu-
Here are some more good things,
contained in the charter which will
an end to many expensive and
WATCH XEW CHARTER
Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 11. The free-
holders recently elected here to draw j
a city charter for a commission form |
of government, intend insuring the j
adoption of the charter at the polls j
by having all the wrinkles ironed out
prior to the election. After they met
and organized Friday they elected
three of their number former Asso-
ciate Justice A. G. Bierer of the ter-
ritorial supreme court, F. 15. Hough-
ton, a cotton manufacturer, and T. A.
Higgins, a city councilman—to form
"an opposing" committee, whose duty
it shall be to kick on every proposi-
tion that is introduced or even men-
tioned, so that both sides of every
question will be squarely argued be-
fore the board takes action.
JAMES BOYS' MOTHER
DIES ON A TRAIN
corrupting abuses that
practiced in the past:
Every officer who shall approve,
allow, or pay any demand on the
treasury not authorized by law, or
by this charter, shall be liable to
said city individually and on his offi-
cial bond for the amount of the de-
mand so illegally approved, allowed
All books and records in every of-
fice and department except warrants
of arrest in the police department
unexecuted, shall be open to the in-
spection of any citizen at any time
during business hours.
Any officer of said city who shall
while in office, accept any donation
or gratuity in money or other valu-
able thing, either directly or indirect-
ly from any person or corporation
dealing with the city, or any subor-
dinate or employe, or from any can-
didate oi applicant for any position
as employee or subordinate under
him, shall forfeit his office and be
forever debarred and disqualified
from holding any position in the serv-
ice of the city.
No officer or employe of said city
shall give or promise to give to
thing or promise of employment to
any person, in consideration of hav-
ing been or being nominated, appoint-
ed, voted for or elected to any office
or employment, and it any such
prom is or gift be made, the person
making or accepting such gift or
promise shall forfeit liis office or em-
ployment and be debarred and dis-
qualified from being elected, appoint-
ed, or employed in the service of said
it shall be the official duty of every
officer or person in the employ or
service of said city, when it shall
come to his knowledge that any con-
tract or agreement with said city or
with any officer has been or is about
to be violated by the other contract-
ing party, forthwith to report to the
ex-officio mayor and board of com-
missioners, all facts concerning such
matter, and a failure to do so shall
forfeit his office and remove the
officer and employe therefrom.
SHAW Mi: B( >Y (JETS
HHODES SCHOLARSHIP (,;tv
Norman, Okla., Feb. 11.—The an- j
nouncement has been received by the
authorities of the university that Ok-
lahoma is to send a Rhodes scholar
to Oxford this year. The six young
men who took the entrance examina-
tion in November failed to qualify
and it was believed that the state
would lose its representative for the
year by default.
William Clyde Vogt of Shawnee,
an alumnus of Kingfisher college,
qualified for the honor three years
ago but another, who also qualified,
received the appointment. As Vogt
has not yet passed the age limit he
is still eligible and the appointment
now is offered him. If he accepts he
will begin his three years' residence
in Oxford next fall.
This gives Kingfisher college its
third Rhodes scholar.
Oklahoma City, Feb. 11 Mrs.
Zerelda Samuel, 86 years old, mother
of Jesse and Frank James, died Fri-
day afternoon on a Frisco train while
enroute to Oklahoma City after a
visit with her son Frank, at his home
| near Fletcher, Oklahoma. Mrs. Frank
James, was with Mrs. Samuel at the
time of her death. Mrs. Samuel died
! at three o'clock, about twenty miles
'west of Oklahoma City The body
j was brought here, and immediately
prepared for burial, and shipped on
I the seven o'clock train for Kansas
W AS III \ ( JT< > N Et > 11 E< A ST.
Kansas and Oklahoma Rain Sat-
urday or Saturday night; Sunday un-
Missouri Rain Saturday or Sat-
urday night; warmer in east portion;
Sunday unsettled with rain in east
Arkansas Rain Saturday or Sat-
urday night and probably Sunday.
NOTICE TO READERS
Extra Copies of
May be Had I
Mrs. Samuel and
law were going to
visit Jesse James
Kansas City to
Jr., a grandson.
CoNSI I, SAYS CHINESE
FAMINE IS HORRIBLE
Washington, Feb. 11. Unless re-
lieved, two million people in China
will die of starvation. This is a
They were in the sleeping car when
Mrs. Samuel became suddenly ill,
and died before medical aid could be
Sh«' was born in Kentucky, anil for
several years has been living with
her son, John Samuel, a half-brother
of Jesse and Frank James, in Excel-
sior Springs, Missouri. She is sur-
vived by Frank James, a sou, of
Fletcher, Oklahoma; Jesse James Jr.,
a grandson, of Kansas City; John
Samuel, a son of Excelsior Springs.
I Missouri; Mrs. Sallie Nicholson, a
[daughter of Kearney, Missouri, and
Mrs. Fannie Hall, a daughter of
Mrs. Samuel has been visiting her
son Frank at his home near Fletcher,
calamity predicted by American Con-; Oklahoma, for
sul General Wilder at Shanghai in
a cablegram received from him by
the American National Red Cross
The consul general appeals tor
quick assistance for the suffering peo-
ple and says that half a million dol-
lars is needed immediately. I hen
will be no crops until the end of May
and Chinese relief is inadequate.
< \ N'T I'SE LIBRARY.
Perry, Okla., Feb. 11. At a meet
ins of the city council Thursday
night it was voted to move the city
offices into the Carnegie library
building, but a surprise was sprung
vesterday afternoon when an in-
uerson, any portion of his com- ,t
any money or valuable junction suit was brought aginst
,-in officials by ladies interested m
the library work, on the grounds that
it was presented to the city for edu-
cational purposes only and could not
be used for any other purpose.
EOR CATTLE STEALI N<
Watonga, Okla., Feb.
Bates, indicted on a cattl
charge, has been convicted in
district court here and sentence
serve three years in the McAl
penitentiary. He was charged
taking two head of cattle.
ROCK ISLAND FIREMAN IN.Il RED
Chickasha, Okla., Feb. 11. Chas.
Warnburg, a fireman out of Chicka-
sha, fell from the top of his engine
a distance of eighteen fet, and sus-
tained serious injuries. The acci-
dent. happened at Caldwell, Kas., and
Warnburg was brought to this city
DON'T NEED ELECTION.
Sapulpa, Okla., Feb. 11.-—City At-
torney L. J. Burt has decided that
a city election here this sprin will
not be necessary. The city is gov-
erned under the commission form of
HAS NOSE BROKEN.
Chickasha, Okla., Feb. 11.—-E. R.
Reville, a son-in-law of Deputy Unit-
Alex ed States Marshal Tom Burke, an em-
stealing I l'loye in the Rock Island shops here,
the had his nose broken Friday in an
accident while at work.
You can get a
slev's Rook Store
CONVENE AT THOMAS.
Clinton, Okla., Feb. 11 —The fas-
ter County Sunday School conven-
Valentine at Hen-1 t.ion will be held at Thomas, Febru-
from 1 cent to $5 ary 12 and IS.
the last two months.
Mrs. Samuel was born in Kentu 'k\
in 1824 and was educated at a con
vent in Lexington, Ky. Her father
was a soldier in the revolutionary
war and her mother was the daugh
ter of a prominent Kentucky family
In 1 s41 Zerelda Cole w.r married
to the Rev. Robert James, a Haptist
minister, and a short, time later the-
moved to Clay county, Missouri.
The Rev. Mr. James went to Cali
fornia during the gold rush, and soon
after arriving there died. In 1855
his widow was married to Dr. Reuben
Samuel and until the opening of the
civil war they continued to live on
the James farm. During the war.
what was known as the "home
guard" visited the home and their
treatment of Dr. Samuel later caused
him to become insane. A visit from
detectives of a private agency caused
the loss of one of Mrs. Samuel's arms
when the men in their anxiety to cap
ture Jesse James threw a bomb into
Later on Mrs. Samuel took advant-
age of the fame of the old homc-
: stead and charged each visitor 25
cents to visit, the home. From this
she received a comfortable income.
Three years ago her second hus-
band died in a state hospital for the
insane at St. Joseph, Missouri, and
since that, time his widow has divided
her time between the homeste ad and
the farm of her son Frank, in Okla-
During the civil war Mrs. Samuel
won admiration by her bravery She
was nearly six feet tall and of powt i
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OKLAHOMA STAT l'TE
St.. Louis, Mo., Feb. 11. The
I'nited States circuit court of appeals,
in a decision handed down yester-
day, upholds the constitutionalitv ol
the "Jim Crow" law of Oklahoma.
The opinion was written by Judge
Adams and concurred in by Judge
Hook. Judge Sanborn, presiding
judge of the court, dissented. The
law requires railroads to have sep-
arate cars for white and negroes and
also attendant accommodations sep-
arate, though equal.
Five Oklahoma negroes sued to en-
join the railroads from complying
with the act of the legislature on the
ground that it. violated the fourteenth
amendment and was in conflict with
interstate commerce laws.
Judge Adams' opinion was em-
phatic. lb said that the question
was not an open one and that ills
eussion on it was foreclosed by an
existing decision of the I'nited States
supreme court, which held that
though the fourteenth amendment
gave political equality to the negroes,
it was not intended to abolish dis-
tinction based on color or to enforce
social as distinguished from political
Judge Sanborn, in dissenting,
holds that it. is against the fourteenth
amendment of the constitution of the
United States; that the law will de-
prive the negroes of the portection
of the laws and, that under the law,
tin' coach and compartments provid-
ed for them may he so inconvenient
and comfortless that 110 one would
ride in them from preference. He
expresses the belief that the decree
of the lower court should be revers-
ed, the demurrer ovrruled and that
th railroad companies should lie re-
quired to answer the hill.
OKI \ IIOM \ cm U \ NTS IN
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 1 I Jack
Holland was made an offer yesterday
by Oklahoma City for the St. Joseph
baseball franchise in the Western
league. He refused to sell.
TO DEA l l.oi
Tulsa, Okla., Feb
formerly trainer of
has been engaged
11 Con 1
| will take c
large of Morris
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Hensley, T. F. The Peoples Press (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1911, newspaper, February 11, 1911; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc123161/m1/1/: accessed December 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.