The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 91, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 30, 1914 Page: 1 of 4
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
REGULAR AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS, EXCLUSIVE IN POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY.
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WHDNfiSDAY EVENING, DBCEMI3E R 30, 1914.
IF II. S. NOTE
By Associated Tress.
London, Dec. 30.—Foreign Secre-
tary Grey returned today to Lon-
don from the country, and a meet-
ing of the calbinet was called to
discuss the protest of the U. S. gov-
ernment concerning the existing re-
strictions on American commerce.
The American note has only just
reached the government, and it is
likely to occupy the attention of
the ministery for a considerable
time. Meanwhile it is understood
Walter H. Page, American ambassa-
dor, will tie invited to discuss the
entire question with foreign Secre-
The • Washington communication
holds first place wherever war and
Its attendant ramifications are dls
cussed. It is contended everywhere
that mutual good will surely will
bridge the difficulty and obviate
Much depends on an effective ef-
fort on the part of Denmark, Hol-
land, Norway and Sweden to pre
vent reshipment to Germany and
Austria of cargoes received from
the United States. Until watertight
regulations are put in force in- these
countries, little hope, it is under-
stood, is held out by the British
government for any relaxation in
matter of searching American car-
OF ACTIVITY BY
FRENCH REPORT SAYS THEY
HERE MET EFFECTIVELY,
CLARK WILL SOT It TV
Hy Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 30.—
Speaker Clark declared today he
was not a candidate for president
In nineteen sixteen.
MBS. MURDOCH DEAD.
By Associated Press.
Wichita, Kas., Dec. 30.—Mrs. Vic-
toria Murdock, mother of Congress-
man Murdoch, and widow of the
founder of the Wichita Eagle, died
tod*y of paralysis,
German Gun Firing From Behind Trees to Hide it.
Jly Associated Tress.
Paris, Dec. 30.'—The official
nouncement says: "In Belgium, we
have won a little territory in the
region of Nieuport, opposite Polders
and north of Lomaertszchyde. The
enemy subjected St. Georges to a
violent bombardment. This is the
position we are putting in a state
of defense. We captured a German
point of support .located southeast
of Sonnefoeke, in the valley of the
Aisne and Champagne. The enemy
has manifested another burst of ac-
tivity, which has taken the form
particularly of violent artillery fire,
to which our heavy artillery replied
TROOPS TO LEAVE
FIELDS AT ONCE
HAVE BEEN OX DUTY IS TURBU
LEST STATE SINCE LAST
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 30.—Troop L,
20th U. S. cavalry, on flatrol duty
in the Oak Creek district, Rout
county, Colorado, sinM last May
has 'boon brdered to return to its
home station, Ft. Meade, S. D. Or-
ders for a gradual withdrawal of
federal troops sent to Colorado to
quell mining disorders are in prepa-
ration, and the troops are instruct
ed to be ready to leave the st te
at any time.
Miss Kate Palmer and Mr. Oscar
Dix, niece and nephew of Misses
Maggie and Georgia Elliott, 431 N.
Market, died at Cushing. Dec. 28,
Miss Palmer at T~ P m., Mr. Dix at
9 p m. Miss Palmer had been H)
for some time but the illness of
Mr. Dix was of very short duration.
The bodies were brought to Shaw-
nee on the afternoon Santa Fc. In-
terment taking place at the Fair-
SHOOTING OIRL AT
LINDSAY MERCHANT IS COUNTY
JAIL CHARGED WITH SHOOT-
ING YOUNG WOMAN.
Okla. City, Ok. Dec. 30.—D. V.
Monroe, a merchant of Lindsay, Ok
who is held at the county jail on
the charge of having shot Margurite
of an alleged re-
view cemetery. Both Miss Palmer Lewis, an inmat
Dix formerly lived in Shaw- 80rt on West ' California street de-
nies that he shot the girl.
Monroe is 40 years old and came
GRASS FIRE. to the city with his little daughter,
Bettie Monroe, 14 years old, last
Sunday night, arriving here at 7
HARRETT, EDMOJNSON AM) IM NN
EXCHANGED VIEWS WITH
CITIZENS LAST NIGHT.
The cold weather curtailed seri-
ously tho attendance Tuesday night
at ;he conference 'between citizens
and members of the delegation in
the legislature. Senators Barrett
and Edmonson and Representative
Dunn were present, and a score of
Hon. H. O. Tener, member of tho
last house, was chairman of the
The High School Minstrels, who
will appear at tho high school audi-
torium this evening, promise to
furnish an evening of uproarous fun
and merriment. There will be pres-
ent representatives of all peoples,—
darkies, Irish singers and fun mak-
ers, gypsies, Italians, Hebrows and
so forth. Will Mullen will maJte a
hit as Solomon Levi; Paul Jteed
meeting and introduced the various, an(j Uertha DeWitt will appear to
This is Che first photograph of a
German howitzer firing from hid-
ing. Much has been written about
the inability of the soldiers to see
each other during the fighting in
Frajice. In the battles before Brus-
sels British marines remained in
the trenches for diays under fire
of the great Geiman guns without
being aJble to see one of them.
has "become the practice now in the
war to hide the guns in a clump of
trefts so the enemy's artillery can-
not exactly locate them.
NO FEELING OF
| ♦ 1VEATHER FORECAST. ♦
♦ By Associated Press. ♦
♦ New Orleans, Dec. 30.—IFor +
♦ Oklahoma: Tonight and ♦
♦ Thursday, partly cloudy. ♦
I * *
TAX FERRET CASES
IN SUPREME COURT
By Associated Press.
London, Dec. 30.—'"The war hasj
become merely a part of the daily
routine of our lives here," writes
an English school teacher from
Dresden, Gy. She has been a resident
of Dresden many years, and has had
no troulble either with the populace
of the authorities.
"There is no feeling of alarm,"
she writes, "such as we hear is
prevalent in London and Paris. The
feeling of optimism is as strong as
ever, and no native of Saxony has
any fears of an invasion of Dresden
by the Russians.
"We see many soldiers, going and
coming. They are very fine and
very warlike. The women of Dres-
den shower them with gifts of
cigars, chocolate, and warm articles
of clothing. The troops are always
« ii county, involves an application by
singing some of the old German J'
the railroad for a writ of prohibi-
POTTAWATOHIE CO. SAM A, FE
CASE BEFORE COURT— >0
Okla. City, Ok. Dec. 30.—Argu-
ments were heard in the state su-
preme court on two of the big tax
ferret cases now pending before that
One case, that of the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe railroad
against George K. Hunter, treasurer
of Pottawatomie county and R. C.
Hurst, tax inquisitor of the same
The fire department made
this afternoon to 806 North Market o'clock. The litll
where hunting grass had today that her father had not been
drinking during the past week.
NO COUNCIL MEETING.
'He had not been drinking at all
until last night, if he was drinking
then, as the police say," said the
There was no session of the city little daughter.
council Tuesday evening, no quorum The Lewis girl was shot in the
being present. I Place owned by Grace Goode The
| bullet took effect helow the heart
Miss Amos, superintendent of the and ranged downward. Physicians
Spivey schools in Kansas, is the v re called and she was removed to
guest of her brother, T. G. Amos,
and her mother, Mrs. Agnes G
Amos, for the holidays.
Mark Sullivan, general round
hoSse foreman at the Hock Island ja
shops, has returned from a holiday some
Visit at Davenport, la.
Scott Glen went
City this morning.
the University hospital, where it
was found that the bullet had struck
the spine and that both the girl s
lower limbs were paralized.
It was stated that the girl is in
critical condition and there is
doiibt as to her recovery.
Even though she lives she may be
paralysed. It will be some time be-
fore her real condition will be
glees. They have a few new songs
One of them, writ- tion t0 Prevent the local tr*a8urer
from placing on the tax rolls prop-
erty which it is alleged escaped
assessment fro the years from 1908
to 1913 inclusive
which are good.
ten by a private soldier, has caught
on all Germany. The words are a
bit grotesque, but fit excellently
into the rollicking music. They go
'For every Briton a kick.
For every Russian a shot,
For every Frenchman a knock,—
For God. for King, and Fatherland.'
"We had the spy mania here very
bad for a time, and everybody sus-
pected everybody else; but they
have got past that now."
HEED IIP FAST
By Associated Press.
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. ^0.—Two
masked men boarded the west bound
Sunset Express on the Galveston
Harrisburg and San Antonio rail-
way, near Cline, aroused the por-
ter, and with drawn revolvers,
forced hi mto awaken the passen-
gers in the two sleepers. The rob-
bers then relieved the passengers
of money and valuables.
As the train neared Shefford, the
men jumped off and escaped. A
large party of officers and citizens
are pursuing the robbers.
The amount of booty is unknown
but is believed large, as many pas-
sengers carried large sums of
money, as well as jewelery.
At National Bank of Commerce
The Shawnee Tax Rnll will he at the National Bank of
Commerce each day fr°m DEC. 21st to '8lj
for the convenience of the Shawnee tax payers. Please call
early and pay your taxes as all cannot pay the last day.
Come early and avoid the rush.
GEO. K. HUNTER, County Treasurer.
FI NERAL OF MR. PATCIIIN.
The funeral services for Clark
Patchin, who died Monday evening
at 6:15 o'clock, will be held at the
family home, 1301 East Ninth street,
Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m.
Mr. Pitchin, who was 62 years, 9
months and 19 days old at the time
of his death, had been in poor
health for several years but his
condition became serious a few
weeks ago when he was compelled
to take to his bed. Before poor
health caused his retirement from
business he was for several years
actively engaged in the real estate
business wilh his brother, George
Patchin. He is survived by his
widow and six children: W. H
Patchin, Bellington. Wash.: Ed
Patchin and Ralph Patchin of this
city; Roy Patchin, Humboldt, Neb.,
and Olive Patchin, Oklahoma City;
by two brothers. George Patchin
now in Florida and A. W. Patchin,
Lenapah, Okla., and by two sisters,
Mrs. C. M. Whitted and Mrs. John
Underwood, both of this city.
In the Santa Fe case Attorney C.
P. Whittinghill presented the argu-
ment for the tax officials contend-
ing that the railroad comptny had
omitted property for taxation a-
mounting from $183,000 to $250,-
000 for each of the years named.
Whittinghill argued a demurrer
which he presented to the petition
of the railway company.
He contended that the local auth-
orities have the right to asses any
property which has been omitted
from the assessment of previous
years and he alleged* that the Santa
Fe in its application for writ of
prohibition did not deny the cor-
rectness of the assessment by the
local authorities, "but merely raised
legal objections to it.
Judge S. W. Hayes who presented
the case for the Santa Fe contend-
ed that if the law authorizes tax
ferrets and local authorities to tax
property of public service corpor-
ations then the statute is contrary
to Section 21, Article 10 of the con
stitution which gives the state board
of equalization exclusive authority
to assess the property of public ser-
It was agreed a week ago that in
asmuch as practically the same
points are involved in the Osage
and Oklahoma and the Santa Fe
cases they should be presented to-
gether to the court. Opinions were
handed down by the supreme court.
AUSTRIANS FALL .
BACH ALONG THE
REINFORCEMENTS OF RUSSIANS
COMPEL RET R E AT—N OR III
By Associated Press.
Vienna, Dee. 30.—The official
statement says: "The Russian army,
which a week ago commenced an
offensive against our forces, which
had crossed the Carpathians, has
been reinforced with supplenment
ary troops and fresh division
such manner that it is necessary
for us to withdraw along the en
tire eastern front, and in the plain
of Gorlice. The situation in the
north has not been influenced
"In He Balkan theatre of war,
the Montenegrins showed great, but
unsuccessful activity. A weak at-
tack at Trefblnje, in Hereogrovina
near the border, was repulsed eas
MR, ANI) MRS. WALKER.
The members of the First Pres
byterian church will give a recep
tion this evening at the ohurch for
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Walker, who
will leave tomorrow for their new
home in Oklahoma City. All the
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Walker in
the city are most cordially ask<
speakers. Tho legislators wore
heard from and MessrB. L. G. Pit-
man, A. C. Davis, R. C. Moore, D.
E. Jenner, F. 11. Reed, E. F. Ves-
sell, H. R. Crand*ll, Carl Mohr-
ibacher and others took part In the
Senator Barrett explained the pur-
pose of the meeting, and he and
Senator Edmonson told of tho ac-
complishments and tho things at-
tempted in tho last legislature.
W. K. Dunn explained his pro-
posed usury bill, under which a
loan to be collectible would have to
bear an affidavit that no usury had
been charged or collected upon the
ame. Ho had studied the ques-
tion earnestly, he said, and had not
yet fully made up his mind as to
what would be the best usury law.
•Mr. Dunn also desired a workman's
compensation act. The time of the
courts, ho said, is largely taken up
with usury suits and damage suits,
which would bo eliminated by two
such laws as he mentioned.
£arl Mohrbacher, a young attor-
ney, warned the legislators against
radicalism. The people desired con-
servatism, he said. He also made a
defense of what is commonly styled
the "damage suit lafwyer."
F. B. Reed said he spoke as a
banker, and believed that further
anti-usury legislation reducing the
rate of interest would drive the
small banks out of business and
make money hard to secure at any
price. He also believed that the
county treasurer should be com-
pelled to render at all times a com-
plete statement of taxes due, and
not accept payment of any taxes
until back taxes were settled, thus
avoiding confusion. Ho declared
strongly in favor of a good road
law and favored as liberal a policy
toward roads as the national gov-
ernment shows toward the waiter-
vays. "We all travel the roads,"
he declared, "while comparatively
few of us use the waterways."
Senator Edmonson stated that he
us a strong advocate of good
roads, and believed in a permanent
road malntalnance fund.
R. C. Moore favored a road con-
tract system, under which contracts
would be made with adjacent resi-
dents for the maintainance of roads
after they were improved. He also
championed a change In the school
laiws under which the county excise
board, knowing nothing of th<
needs of a school district, could not
arbitrarily change the estimates
made by the directors of the respec-
D. E. Jenner believed the present
road tax was a complete failur
As it is, he said, the county and
township boards Bpend all the road
money, and some sections get abso-
lutely no benefit from it. He was
inclined to believe that instead of
the present road tax, which can
be worked out, that it be on a cash
basis, and the money paid in by
any road district be expended In
that district. He favored the con-
tract system for road upkeep, and
cited several cases where money
-had been thrown away on roads be
cause they were not maintained af-
ter they were built.
E. F. Vessel 1, a foundry worker,
expressed disappointment that there
were not more laboring men pres-
ent, and urged the further consid-
eration and adoption of the hos-
pital bill, the full crew bill and
the workman's compensation act, in
which he said all laboring men are
interested. H. R. Crandall of the
railroad men, spoke along the same
lines. These representative gentle-
men of labor were cheered for their
Senator Barrett related the fate
advantage as Uncle Rastus and
Aunt Dinah, and Fred Jones as
Petro, the "Dago" man; and there
are many others who will do their
parts equally well. Tho chorus
music by the whole company will
be especially good and Dave Wil-
son and Caroline Meade, as Mr. and
Mrs. Slocum, will delight the audi-
ence with their songs. The songs
themselves will range from the old-
est favorite to the newest popular
music of today and will be fittingly
accompanied by inimitable acting
and rare sallies, jokes, and yarns
OF HEALTH CONFER
lilt. MA II It AMI APPOINTEES
MET AT OKLAHOMA CITY
Special to News-Herald.
Oklahoma City, Dec. 30.—State
Health Commissioner Dr. J. C. Mahr
who will retire from office Jan. 11
held a conference Tuesday with
twenty county health officers from
various partB of the state. All those
participating in the conference are
appointees of Dr. Mahr and have
served since statehood.
The conference was called by Dr.
Mahr for a general winding up of
the affairs of the health depart-
ment, and for a confrence on mat-
ters of general interest to the health
of the community at large before
the administration changes.
"The men who participated in the
conference have never failed to make
reports regularly, or answer letters
promptly and give tsrict and imme-
diate attention to their duties as
health officers of their respective
communities during the seven years
that I have served the state as
health commissioner," said Dr.
Those who attended the meeting
were: Dr. J. P. Sudderth of Nowata,
Dr. H. C. Webber of Bartlesville,
Dr. Walter Howard of Chelsea, Dr.
A. J. Snelson of Checotah, Dr. T.
F. Harrison of Wewoka, Dr. J. M.
Byrum of Shawnee, Dr. W. D. Faust
of Ada, Dr. J. 8. Chllds of Pur-
cell, Dr. D. E. Emanuel of Chick-
asha, Dr. S. E. Frost of Duncan,
T)r. D. A. Myers of Lawton, Dr.
S. P. Itawls of Altus, Dr. K. D.
Gossom of Custer City. Dr. W. D
Batson or Marietta, Dr. H. M. Strick-
len of Tonkawa, Dr. Bruce Watson
of Perry, Dr. A. G. T. Childers of
Mulhall, Dr. O. C. Coopage of Bris-
tow, Dr. B. F. Johnson of Fairview,
and Dr. H. A. May of Okemah.
Dr. and Mrs. James C. Johnston
and baby who have been guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Watson, re-
turned this morning to their home
at MoAleater. Dr. Johnston, who is
superintendent of the McAlester
hospital, spent Tuesday In Tecum-
seh giving expert testimony in th
case of Carrie Wright vs C. R. I.
& p. Railway.
(CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE
Mrs. W. Henderson and baby,
John Keller, who have been guests
of Mrs. Henderson's mother, Mrs.
J. L. Keller, 411 N. Union, started
this morning for their home in Kan-
sas City. They will spend the dya
with I.ourle Keller and family at
Oklahoma City. Mrs. J. R. Cravens
accompanied them to Oklahoma City
for the day.
Judge Roberts of the legal depart-
ment of the Rock Island of El Reno,
is in the city and at Tecumseh on
court matters this week.
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