The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 123, Ed. 1 Friday, February 5, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
REGULAR AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS, EXCLUSIVE IN POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY,
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FRIDAY (EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, 1915. 1915.
is in Progress on
the East Front
By Associated Press.
London, Feb. 5.—One of the most
furious battles of the war is now
at its height along the Russo-Ger-
man frontier, west of Warsaw.
Large bodies of German troops have
been brought up for General Ton
Hindenberg's yiird desperate effort
to "batter his way through the Rus-
The attack centered near the Po-
lish village of Borjimow, where for
the last few days has been raging
a battle that for intensity compares
with the struggle in Flanders ear-
lier 1n the war.
Official statements make no men-
tion of the extent of the losses,
which, judging from the nature of
the fighting, must be enormous.
A communication from the Rus
sian war office says that along i
section of the front about six miles
long, the Germans brought up no
less than eighty-four thousand men,
supported by a hundred batteries
of artillery. In compact masses
these troops were hurled against
the Russian positions.
The Petrograd statement further
asserts that these attacks were
broken up. and that the Russians
assuming the offensive, in turn cap-
tured the German trenches and oc-
cupied two villages.
In the Carpathians the fighting
ts hardly less severe. The Petro-
grad war office admits that the
Russians retreated in one section
of this front after fighting ten suc-
cessive engagements with bayonets.
BIG GASSER FOR
McTIOYAITK OIL 00. BBINGS IN
ITS SIXTH WELL N EAR ADA
Special to News-Herald.
Ada, Okla* Feb. 5.—The Mc-
Thwaite Oil Co.'s No. 6 was brought
in this morning at 6 o'clock. It
proved to be a great gasser, and is
blowing an estimate of 6,000,000 feet.
All of the McThwaite walls are
within a mile of the corporate lim-
its of Ada, and all are producing.
Mr. Scully's wells, both of which
are within two miles of Ada, are
now 800 and 750 feet deep respec-
tively, and are expected to be
brought in within a few days.
ALL OF ASMA'S
CREW ARE SAVED
WILL NOT SAVE THE
NECKS OF THOSE
after a criminal assault on the
George Williams declared that
merit only will be considered when
application for a commutation of
sentence is made.
"After the criminal court of ap-
peals has affirmed a case in which
the death penalty is ordered I will
not commute the sentence unless
the facts show the judgment to be
too severe punishment for the
crime." he said.
The governor said an electric
chair will be installed at the peni-
tentiary just as soon as there is a
conviction with the death penalty
attached. Appropriation for the
speedy death dealing apparatus al-
ready has been made.
Governor Cruce's assertion in his
last public address, before retiring,
to the effect that he had not per-
mitted a single man to hang during
his administration was wrong, ac-
codring to Presiding Judge Thomas
H. Doyle of the criminal court of
appeals. Judge Doyle recalled that
on the Friday after Governor Cruce
became chief executive a negro
was hanged at Tulsa for the mur-
der of a deputy sheriff.
"Governor Cruce probably had
forgotten the case," Judge Doyle
said, "but his speech caused me to
think of it. In resisting the at-
tempt of the negro's lawyers to se-
cure a commutation. Tulsa county
officials pointed out that a newly
elected sheriff at Tulsa won 14 re-
sist a mob and that rioting would
be certain in the event that the
negro were not hanged. The gov-
ernor failed to lake action and the
negro was dropped o his death on
the day set."
By Associated Press.
Buffalo, Feb. 5.—The bodies of
Mrs. Lizzie Drake, aged sixty-five;
Mrs. Irene Spencer, aged sixty-five;
and her daughter, Gertrude Spencer,
aged twelve, were found in bed at
their home at Sallamanca. Their
heads had been crushed with a
By A ssoeiated Press.
Tokio, Feb. 5.—The official re
port of the loss of the cruiser Asa-
ma says all the officers and crew
were saved. The vessel struck an
uncharted rock off the northwestern
coast of Mexico. The extent of
damage to the vessel is unknown.
IN A HOTEL IN
\5iOTllKlt MAN DEAD ANO THIRD
I'A TALLY WOUNDED 1> MYS-
Marshall, Tex., Feb. 5.—William
Black of Bcllaire, Ohio, who claimed
to be an ex-priest of the iloman
Catholic church, and John Rogers,
a contractor, of Marshall are dead
and John Copeland, cahier of the
* First State Bank of Marshall, is so
seriously wounded that he is not ex-
pected to live, as a result of a
shooting affray in Black's room at
a hotel In this city at 6 o'clock last
C. F. Hall, a companion of Black,
who registered at the hotel from
St. Paul, Minn., and George Ryan
of Marshall were arrested in con-
nection with the affair. Ryan was
later released on a bond of $10.00
Hall was held in jail in default of
Black Delivered Lecture.
•Black delivered a lecture in ^ the
court house Tuesday night °n "Ef-
fects of the Confession Box." in
which he made strong statements
against the Catholic church. Last
evening Copeland. Rogers and Geo
Ryan, all prominent Catholics, wen
to Black's room in the hotel Hall
daughter were in the
DEATH FOR THOSE SENTENCED
TO DIE, IS NEW GOVERNOR'S
Oklahoma City, Feb. 6.—"Every
man sentenced to die for a crime,
during my administration, will pay
the penalty if the facts in the case
warrant such judgment," declared
Governor R. L. .Williams Wednes-
This was the first direct state-
ment for publication that the new
governor has issued in regard to his
attitude on the question of capital
punishment. His stand is in direct
contrast to that of the retiring
governor, Lee Cruce, who, a few
days before he left office, wrote the
lart of a Ion
BE FILED TONIGHT
POOL HALL DILL W!LL CELEBRATE
therein a city of 18,000 or more
and not exceeding 50,000 and ill
every county having a city other
tahn the county seat with a popula-
tion of 10,000 and not to exceed
$50,000. The bill is so framed as
to have the effect of establishing
the court at Shawnee, Muskogee and
Tulsa and to abolish the court at
Chickasha, Enid, Guthrie, McAlester
and Oklahoma City.
The Chase- Harrlson bill requiring
county, city and school district
treasurers to make time deposits
of all sinking funds on hand on
the first day of January and July
of each year and fixing the rate of
Interest to be paid thereon at not
less than 4Mi per cent, and further
requiring the treasurers to adver
tise and secure a larger rate of in-
terest if the same could be done
under competitive bids, was consid-
ered at length and met with stren-
uous opposition. Senator Chase
made a strong plea fo rhis measure
and said that it would be worth
thousands of dollars to his county
legislation affecting supe-
rior coronas reoomhenid-
ED FOR PASSAGE.
English W/fers to
be 'Neutral Zone'
♦ .By Associated l'rcss.
♦ WHEAT $IM. ♦
♦ By Associated Press. ♦
Chicago, Feb. 6.—Wheat ♦
+■ advanced to a new high rec- ♦
♦ ord, May reaching $1.66. ♦
ARKANSAS TO BE DRY.
By Associated Press.
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 5.—«A state
wide prohibition bill, effective July
19, 1915, passed the senate today.
It had already passed the house.
The governor is favorable to the
HEADS MINE WORKERS.
By Associated Press.
Fort Smith, Feb. 5-.—Peter Hi
raty, former mayor of McAlester,
was chosen president of district
twenty-one of the United Mine
(Lincoln Pose Grand Army of the
Republic and the Women's Relief
Oklahoma City, Feb. 5.—Amid, Corps wm hold a Ldncoin birthday
crys of "gag rule," "steam roller" l( (hp 0)d WhUe ^hurch on the
and protests of senators claiming Lorner of Baard and Ninth streets,
that they were being compelled to | ^ mb lnst at 2 30 p
m. An Interesting program is in
preparation and will be published
during the week. The public are
cordially Invited to attend.
By Order of Committee.
ALDERMAN RICHARDS HOI.DS
THAT LAW ALL01VS TEN
DATS TO AMEND.
Alderman A. T. Richards, who
is circulating the initiative petitions
for the amendment of the city char-
ter, asserts that the petiions will
be filed by midnight tonight, which
he holds to be within the legal
limit of 60 days prior to the elec-
tion. Under the law, he sayB, he
list of commutations | will have ten days in which to get
when he saved from the handman's I additional signatures if the city
noose George Blank, who had slain | clerk finds the petitions insufficient
a mother and two young children i on this account.
Baby Sayre Howled When its Presidential
Grand Pa Held it for Photographers
DEATH OF ALBERT CAMPBELL.
Alebtr Campbell of 115 N. Okla-
homa died Thursday night at 8:30
o'clock at Keene's Sanitarium, aged
38 years, after a long illness. He
leaves his wife and one child, his
father, mother, two sisters and one
brother. All were at his bedside
except one brother, who had been
here but had "been called home.
Funeral services were held this af-
ternoon at 3 o'clock at the Lannlng
undertaking parlors, Rev. E. L.
Secretary G. A McDonald of the
Retail Merchants Assn., has re-
turned from McAlester, where he 1 negje
met with the retailers last night. conmi
The mater of organizing group 1914 j,jg donations to charity to- Petitions from the farmers of the
meetings, similar to those held here. taljed three hundred twenty-four county to us asking us to oppose
was discussed. Mr. McDonald ia | million, six hundred fifty-seven i
room. It is ai osec
not to deliver the
lecture on "Convent Life." which
had been advertised. (Copyright by Harris & Bwlog
Just what transpired In the room j gayre utterly falls to un-
has not been revealed, but they! derBtnn(J the dignity of the Presi-
liad been there but about two m n-( o( the un|ted States. Tht
. — , photographs taken the other day
(CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR) ' of President Wilson holding his
sec rotary-treasurer of the orRjiniM- | thouSa„d dollars. "The work still
Hon of Retail Association Secretar- I goeB braveiy on gnid the iron-
ies of the state.
Father and Son Reading Letter From Home.
grandchild show the youngster
a rage. There may come a time
when the child will feel honored at
having been held by*a president,
but at. this tifh< there is no appre-
ciation of it.
vote for a bill that they did not
want to see become a law, the(
amended poolhall bill was passed
in the senate Thursday and sent to
the house. •
On final roll call the vote on the
measure stood forty for and three
against the bill, the three •dissent-
ing votes being cast by Burford,
Watrous and Davidson of Tulsa.
Senator Burford opened the fight
for the opposition with the*declara-
tlon that the bill contained a joker
bigger than the bill itself, and said
that under the constitution and the
decision of the supreme court of
this state the bill would be wholly
inoperative for the purposes for
which it was intended.
Senator Cordell replied to the ef-
fect that the bill was drawn by
the governor himself and that if it
contained a "joker" that the joke
would be on the governor. #
"He wrote the constitution and
the supreme decision to which I
refer also," retorted the senator
from Logan county.
"I am going to vote for this bill,"
said Senator Shaw, "but I am being
forced to do so by conditions and
circumstances. I am opposed to
this 'gag' rule,' 'steam roller' method
of passing laws and if you con-
tinue the practice 1 warn you that
it will reflect upon this body to
The senate was disposing of every
amendment offered by tho "lay it
on the table" process and it was
to this manner of disposing of the
bill without debate against which
the opposition was protesting so
Just preceding the final roll call
Senator Keller arose to a question
of personal privilege and said: "You
are forcing me to vote for this bill
which I have stood here for three
weeks and fought, and you are do-
ing it by the gag rule."
At the close of the roll call Sen-
ator Burford sent to the desk of
the presiding officer the following
explanation of his vote:
"I vote no upon the final pas
sage of House Bill No. 180, because
it is in violation of section 1, of
article 4, of the constitution—at
tempts to confer administrative du-
ties upon a judicial officer incon
sistent with judicial functions. The
county judge cannot be required to
perform the duties required by the
bill and upon refusal to act cannot
be compelled to aot in such mat-
ters, and for the further reason
that it can have no application to
cities operating under special char-
ters adopted by the people of such
Superior Court Measure.
In committer of the whole the
senate considered and recommend- A German soldier who had served
ed for passage House Bill No, 17fi his time In the German army and
by Hudson, Waldrep and Maxey of reserves and then became In* the
the house, and Barrett, Davidson of natural course of events a member
Tulsa and Davidson of Muskogee of tho Landsturm, the organization
of the senate. The measure estab- for elderly men, was called
lls'ies a super or court In ctuc
having a popi lation of 31)00
not exceeding 80,000 am ha
FUNERAL OF MRS. BUTTS.
The funeral of Mrs. Mollie Butts
was held Thursday morning, Rev
G. A. Hendrlckson of the First
Christian church, Shawnee, presid-
ing. Interment was In the Mission
cemetery. Mrs. Butts was the wife
of A. W. Butts, formerly engaged
In the furniture business at Tecum-
seh. She died Feb. 2 at Frederick,
Ok to., aged &2 years
Washington, Feb. 5.—-Germany's
declaration of a naval zone around
Great Britain and Ireland is re-
garded ° here as the most serious
development of the war.
At first there were some intima-
tions in administration circles that
It might be the subject of protest
by the United States, but it was of-
ficially said that until some special
case of destruction of an American
ship In the new zone developes.
It is unlikely any protest will be
made by this country, alfhough fur-
ther inquiries as to the exact boun-
daries of iprohibited water are ex-
pected to be made.
It was regarded as highly prob-
able that this declaration would
hasten the movement begun by
Latin-American countries for a
speedy conference of neutral states
to devise means to reduce the losses
to neutral commerce.
ANSWER ALL THE'
(Miss Mable Pratt will have some
delightful stories for the children at
the story hour at Carnegie Library
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
These story hours are free to all
the children of the city.
MR. CARNEGIE HAS
REPRESENTATIVE DUNN TRIES
TO DO WHAT HE CAN,
Representative W. K. Dunn writes
as follows concerning the answer-
ing of Inquiries and petitions he
"IMr. Otis B. Weaver, TCditor Shaw-
"Dear Sir: —
"I wish you would kindly an-
nounce through the columns of
your paper on behalf of myself and
the other representatives from Pot-
tawatomie county that we take this
told the federal relations method of acknowledging receipt of
Ion that up to the close of! the large number of letters and
By Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 5.
house bill No. 241 known as the
even gone into the army
he was too young, but he,
called to the war.
The two were thrown into the
same battle line and were able to
on! see each other. This photograph
es when the demands of the war re-jhhows the s< n reading i letter the
id quired every man who could do father 'had Just received from honri
g to the battlefield. His son had not! The father took it to him.
patent medicine bill or the bill pro-
hibiting the medicine wagons from
selling their stock among the farm-
"I try to answer all letters sent
me relating to any pending measure
but owing to the fact that about
one-tenth of the farmers of Potta-
watomie county, more or less, are
protesting by letter or petition, to
the passage of this bill, if I answer
them all individually, I will have
to employ a private secretary, and
I wish to say to one and all of
the people who have written to me
that I will certainly give their pe-
titions my full consideration before
casting my vote.
"Thanking you for this favor, I
beg to remain. •
"Yours very truly,
"W. K. DUNN."
W. K. I).: M. C.
OF REV. J J. CLARK
After a pastorate of more than
six years, Rev. J. M. Clark. D. D.,
will close his work in the Central
Presbyterian church of this city
with services next Sunday, both
morning and evening.
The subject of the morning ser-
mon will be: "The Ideal Church
Life," and in the evening the sub-
ject will be "An Affectionute Fare-
All friends of Dr. Clark and the
Central church are cordially invited
toCfttfMkto aUead ill- • farewell service!,
too, was . .. ■ - . ■
♦ WEATHER FORECAST. ♦
By Associated Press. ♦
Nw Orleans, Feb. 5.—For ♦
Oklahoma: Tonight fair and ♦"
♦ colder. Saturday, fair. ♦
♦ ♦ + *♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
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