The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 133, Ed. 1 Monday, February 15, 1915 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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By Associated Tress.
Washington, Fob. 15.—Count Bern
storff, German ambassador, present
ed the state department a note from
his government, announcing that
Germany, stands ready to consider
receding from its announced inten
tion of attacking British merchant-
men, if Great Britain will withdraw
its efforts to prevent foodstuffs from
going to Germany for the civilian
The note declares Germany's plan
to attack (British merchantmen as
retaliatory measure was adopted be-
cause of alleged violation of inter-
national law by Great (Britain in
trying to starve the non-combatant
population of Germany, and the lat
ter government is ready to with-
draw from its purpose as expressed
In the naval war zone decree,
far as it applies to merchant ves-
sels, as soon as Great Britain, eith-
er of its own volition, or as the
result of representations from neu
trals, expresses willingness to re-
turn to the usual practice of in-
ternational law in the question of
By Associated Press.
London, Feb. 15.—'In a statement
to the house of commons, Winston
Churchill, first lord of the admiral-
ty, intimated further action would
be taken "by the Allies to prevent
the importation of foodstuffs in neu-
tral ships to Germany.
AND AGAINST BILE
UIM.KINS III HAYE INQUIRY
INTO FORCES INTERESTED
IX SHIP RILL.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 15.—A investiga-
tion of charges that influences are
at work for and against the admin-
istration ship bill has been ordered
by the senate. The administration
democrats and the filibustering re-
publicans voted for a resolution to
look into the charges by the ship-
ping trust and inquire into any ne-
gotiations by administration officials
to buy ships of belligerents, which
will probably mean an extra ses-
By Associated Press,
"Rome, Feb. 15.—Italy is facing a
new peril in the form of floods.
Everywhere streams are out of their
banks, due to the heavy rainstorms,
which have continued several days.
In low lying quarters, the people
have been driven from the home3
or are prisoners in the upper stories.
In Rome, the Tiber is more than
fifty feet out of its normal banks,
and rising two inches an hour.
EMPEROR RETURNS FROM
HEADQUARTERS AT FRONT
By Associated Press.
Petrograd, Feb. 15. — Emperor
Nicholas has returned to Tsarskoe-
Zio from a visit to the Russian army
headquarters at the front.
OF THE SOLDIERS
MANY SUCH, BECAUSE OF THE
BRITISH ARMY REGULA-
By Associated Press.
The question of aiding financially
the unmarried wives of soldiers was
taken up and decided favorably by
a vote of three to one at a general
meeting of the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Families' Association held here. This
form illicit union is encouraged in-
directly by army regulations against
marrying,. and there are 1,350 such
cases out of the 75,000 families en-
rolled in the books of the society.
Aid is to be given, however, only
where a real home i smaintained
by the woman. To help these un-
fortunates is not in view of the
majority of the committee members
of the licensing of vice, as asserted
by the minority.
Speaking on the measure, Lord
St. Audries said:
'As an old soldier, I deny the
gross insult that soldiers are more
immoral than men of the same class
in other walks of life. If the sol-
dier has not gone through the form
of marriage, its is the fault of the
people of this country, who for a
hundred years have discouraged sol-
diers from marrying while serving
because the separation allowance
would come out of the taxpayers'
pockets. I do not care whether the
council is technically right or
wrong, but I believe that in the
judgment of the great majority of
the people of this country they have
acted in accordance with the dic-
tates of Christianity and humanity."
Stonewall Jackson, editor of the
Maud Monitor, was a business vis-
itor in Shawnee today ,and called
at the News-Herald office.
The ball at Chrisney Hall this
evening by the Choctaw Queens,
auxiliary to the Machinist's Union,
promises to be a gala event, from
the preparations ibeing made. Kloep-
fer's union orchestra wHl furnish
the music. The hall is decorated
with red, white and blue.
B. M. Doss is a
By Associated Press.
(Rome, Feb. 15.—The Idea 'Nazion-
ale says: "Before the end of Feb-
ruary, Prince Von Buelow, German
ambassador to Italy, will present
the Italian government a concrete
proposal for Italian participation in
the war on the side of Germany
It consists of cession by Austria of
.the province of Trent, the rectifica-
tion of the eastern Italian frontier
'by the addition of a strip of land
going as far as the Isonzo river, and
the protection of Italy's Mediter-
"In exchange, Italy takes part at
once in the war. She would occupy
Tunis and help Turkey drive the
English from Egypt. The Italian
fleet would attack the Anglo-French
naval forces in the Mediterranean
those who seek shelter may do
without purchasing a ticket.
In case of a prolonged attack it
is suggested that subway traffic be
suspended entirely and the system
converted into a stronghold superior
to the forts of fuedal times.
WORTH RECORD BROKEN.
Yesterday was the banner day in
the history of the Worth Bible
Class of the Baptist church, the at-
tendance being seventy-five.
Mr. Pilcher's talk was timely and
well received. The music by the
Sunday School orchestra and Miss
Cofer added interest to the occasion.
TO SHELTER MEN
IN THE SUBWAYS
By Associated Press.
London, Feb. 15.—Plans have been
completed to permit London's vast
floating population to find shelter
in the underground railway tubes
in the event of hostile attack. The
city has hundreds of miles of sub-
ways, affording an ideal place of
safety from bomb or shell fire.
The availability of the subways
was first called to the attention of
the authorities some weeks ago by
enterprising citizen. Since that
time detailed arrangements have
been made for the regulation of
traffic if a raid comes. • Special tel-
ephones have been installed through-
out the system; all employees have
been instructed just how to act, and
everything has been organized to
prevent panic. Women and chil-
dren will receive preference, but all
iipolito Villa, Brother of the General
and Protector of the Big Fight at Juarez
FOR OPERATION OF
GOVERN >1 EXT WANTS TO KNOW
WHAT BECOMES OF DRUGS
THAT ARE IMPORTED.
Local doctors are getting read
for the new registration law which
goes into effect March 1, by filing
now their applications for registry
and license to use ipium and its
derivatives and cocaine.
The federal act that goes into
efTect (March 1 provides that in or
der to prescribe opium or any of
its numerous derivatives, or cocaine,
a physician must be registered and
must secure a license. The regis
tration and license cost $1. (Every
prescription containing the drugs
mentioned must be made on a spec
ial form, and is subject to a special
tax of lc each. "Druggists filling
such prescriptions must report same
The purpose of the act is to de-
termine to what uses the great
amount of these drugs imported are
put, to the end that the drug habit,
which has of late years assumed
alarming proportions, may be
curbed. A physician found to be
prescribing the drugs to habitues
will have his registry revoked, will
be fined, and his license to practice
Looal doctors are taking the nec-
essary steps now so that they will
be ready 'by the time the law be"
A. G. Eakins is reported recover-
ing from his recent severe illness.
City Clerk Roodhouse is busy to-
day checking over the petitions filed
by Alderman Richards.
In the superior court Joe Conde
sues the Rock Island for $3,000
damages for injury to an eye.
♦ WEATHER FORECAST. ♦
♦ By Associated Press. ♦
♦ New Orleans, Feb. 15.—For ♦
♦ Oklahoma Tonight and ♦
Tuesday, fair. ♦
VERY CLOSE TO
defeat of muskogee two
(iAJIES ALMOST CLINCHES
The most desperately fought bas
ketball series ever played In Okla-
homa inter-scholastic circles closed
here Saturday night when Shawnee
took the second game from Musko-
gee, 28 to 25. As in Friday night'i
game, the score was tied at the
close of the regulation time and
five minutes extra were necessary
to decide the match. Muskogee
plays Blackwell, Feb. 25 and 26 and
in the event the east siders defeat
the northerners, Shawnee will claim
the state championship since its
only defeat of the season was
the hands of Oklahoma high school
.and Shawnee took one game from
the 1914 champions.
At the close of thd first half Sat-
urday night, Shawnee was leading,
14 to 11. In the second half, Mus-
kogee gained three points, the score
at the close of the regulation forty
minutes of play being 23 each. In
the playoff, the locals scored 5
points to 2 for the visitors.
litla taking many prizes by shoot-
ing ^and other military activities.
Thirty-five members of the com-
pany served in the South African
war and thirty-three returning safe-!
ly, resumed their work at the store.
Enough employees volunteered to |
fill the company four times over1
111 nil i at the outbreak of the present wa
I |l| | Al Al | and many unable t0 Kain entrance
By Associated Press.
Cettlnje, Montenegro, Feb. 15.—
The Austrian fleet, on Sunday morn-
ing, made sorties from the Gulf of
Cattaro and commenced a bombard-
ment of the Port of Antivari, Mon-
tenegro. Members of the royal fam-
ily of LMontenegro were subjected
yesterday in their residence at
Rieka, to machine gun fire from
two Austrian aeroplanes.
Rieka is a village near Lake
Soutarl, where the royal family
passes the winter. King Nicholas,
the queen and princesses watched
the aerial raiders from a palace
window. Several bullets from the
aeroplanes fell near them.
into the regular store company have
entered other regiments. Since the
store company went to the front it!
has been engaged almost constant-;
ly nl the fighting.
Bv AssoHaled I'ress.
Kansas City, Fob. 15.—Wesley
Robinson, a negro, was hanged to-
day for the murder of tils wife and
stepdaughter. "I'm guilty, and will-
ing to pay the penalty," he said.
Mrs. "Wm Beebe of Chicago w!M
arrive Wednesday to visit her par-
ents, Mrs. Frank Adams and sister,
Mrs. O. R. Cannon.
FOR SEEDING TIME
CONDITIONS ARE VEttV FAVOR-
ABLE FOR CKOM'l.MG—LESS
COTTON, EORE FEED.
By Associated Press.
London, Feb. 15.—One
The farmers of this section of
Oklahoma were out bright and early
this morning, hastening to their
fields. For many it marked the
first agricultural activities since last
fall, and the plows were soon go-
ing, turning up the rich, moist
Oats is the first crop put in, and
many farmers finished seeding last
week. This week will see practical-
ly all of the oats sown. The acre-
age bids fair to be unusually large.
Conditions this spring aro 'con-
sidered excellent for the farmers.
There has been sufficient rain
through the winter to put the soil
in excellent shape, and those who
plowed in the fall and kept the sur
face of their fields loose, have plen-
ty of moisture stored for us during
the dry months.
There is every indication that
the cotton acreage will be greatly
decreased, and there will be more
feed crops planted. The , various
lock, the A
the 'American o
Antwerp, who '*
whom The Asst *
don's oldest and largest department grains, hay crops and vegetables
stores has three hundred men in
one regiment, the Queen's Westmin-
isters, at the front. These men are
officered by members of the firm
and heads of various departments
of the store where they are em-
ployed. The founder of the firm,
fifty-six years ago in the first days
of volunteering, raised a company
which the firm put into uniform
and maintained at its own expense.
This tradition has been continued
ever since and the company main-
tained at the store has made an
will all be planted extensively.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sparks and
son, Jack, returned to Ada this
morning after spending 'Sunday
with relatives here. They were ac-
companied by Frank Crawford Nor-
ris, young son of Mr. and 'Mrs. P.
A. Norris, who had been visiting
his grandmother, Mrs. Josephine
W. J. O'Neill, master mechanic at
the shops, is in El Reno on busl-
enviable record in the country's mi- ness.
Mew York Central and Engineer Get
Medals From Society of Safety
In this photograph, taken just
outside Jess Willard's training quar-
ters nrtar Yslcta, Tex., are, first.
Tom Jones, manager of the fighter;
Hipolito Villa, brother of General
Villa, who just declared himself
protector of the presidency of Mex-
ico, and Carlos Janregui, the young
man who became a Mexican hero
by letting General Villa out of jail
some years ago. In his gratitude
General Villa made the young man
a present of the Juarez keno house,
one of the two very prosperous
gambling louses of Juarez.
Hipolito Villa has stated for his
brother that there will be no in-
terference in the fight, and that it
will be handled as safely as if on
the American side of the border.
In fact, the promoters think Gen-
eral Villa himpelf will be on hand.
He hus already engaged seats for
luge number of friends.
M ii sk ogee
Higgins for Jones.
Shawnee won Friday night's con-
test 27 to 21, after an extra five
minutes of play. The game was
featured by close guarding through-
out and remarkable lack of rough
work. Not a man was put out on
either side because of fouls. The
Muskogee boys led by a score of
15 to 7 at the end of the first half.
In the second half, Shawnee proved
stronger and managed to tie the
score in the last mjnute of play.
During the additional five minutes
the local boys made two baskets
while the visitors were not alble to
count. • >
Dennis Joseph Cassin, an aged en-
gineer of the New York Central
railroad, and A. II. Smith, the presi-
dent of the company,, have been
awarded medails by the American
Museum of Safety In recognition of
their efforts to protect life in 1914.
The E. H. Harriman medal was es-
tablished a few years ago (by Mrs.
Harriman in memory of the biggest
railroad man the country has pro-
ouced. President Smith received
the gold medal for the road, while
a silver medal was given the oper-
ating department. Then the Ibronze
medal went to Mr. Cassin, who en-
tered the service of the road In
1861 and ahs been an engineer
.since 1867. For many years he op-
erated the engines on the "Empire"
and other fast trains without acci-
dent. He attained the age of sev-
enty Sept. 1, 1914, and was retired
\ BY TVt:
by the board of pensions. Presi-
dent Smith says of him:
"We feel that his many years of
successful and careful service stand
out as a remarkable 'xample, the
recognition of wihch should be an
inspiration and stimulus in further-
ing the safety spirit in the minds
of all employees."
can minister in
lry W. Diederich,
3 sul General In
ed Press corre-
spondent sought information as to
the progress of relief work, both
declared that the German author-
ities were co-operating so far as
possible in# the service which out-
siders were trying to render to the
Mr. Whitlock, fresh and alert
notwithstanding the Btrain of the
past few months, is still actively
interested in the work of the Amer-
ican Relief Committee, and discuss-
ing its importance, toe said:
"There are places where the ces-
sation of our work for a week
would mean starvation. 'I believe
that its cessation for three weeks
would mean hunger throughout Bel-
gium. A German officer said to
iiif vst. nlay that to stop it for a
day would mean suffering in some
The committee is now so syste-
matically established, that its head-
quarters occupy no less than twen-
ty-two rooms, which, like the offices
of an American sky-scraper, are
lettered at the door with the names
of the various departments.
Throughout (Brussels theer is
such magic in the word "American"
that even the cabman no longer
pesters Americans for tips. Hand
him the exact fare, if he knows
you are American, he will smile and
say, "Thank you!" and appear to
be sufficiently rewarded with the
honor of having an American for
his fare, lit i§ a trifling thing, but
in strange contrast to the ante-
bellum days when a Brussels cab-
man looked to Americans for big
tips, and was. never satisfied, how-
ever big the tip mtgnt 'be.
Although there is much bitter
want in all 'Belgium, Brussels, to
one who knew the city well before
the war, looks—apart from the
German uniforms in the street-
much as in normal times. Strik-
ing, however, is the number of beg-
gars, mainly old women and very '
young children, and the swarm of
vendors, chiefly of postcards. At
night there is the same ceaseless
promenading through the main
streets that has always formed such
a characteristic picturesque part of
life in the Belgian capital, but at
11 o'clock most of the street lights
are extinguished and the bars and
cafes are closed.
This early closing, and the fact
that only beer and light wines are
permitted to be sold, are the chief
outward evidences of the strict
German rule of the conquered city.
These conditions, however, are
moer apparent than real.
The German soldiers are good
patrons of the shops, paying for
their purchases in cash, but the
buying power of the people is
steadilyand rapidly—growing less.
Industry, except in some of the
coal and iron mines along the
Meuse between Liege and Huys, is
prostrate. The better-class people
remaining are living on their in-
comes or savings; the poorer on
charity. In the Bon Marche, for
instance, one of the largest of the
Brussels stores, there appear to be
only about a third as many clerks
a sbefore the war, and the 8ame is
true of other establishments. A
large lace factory visited by the
correspondent was quite idle.
"There are no more Americans,
no more English, no more Span-
iards, visiting us," said the young
woman in charge. "The girls who
worked here are in the fields."
In Antwerp conditions are far
worse. Business is prostrate and
actual want increasing. Along the
miles of wharves of the city's splen-
did harbor the idle ships lie rust-
ing at their moorings. Millions of
feet of lumber are stacked in the
deserted yards, and where ordinar-
ily a swarm of workmen load and
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