The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 188, Ed. 1 Monday, April 19, 1915 Page: 1 of 4
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS - HERALD
ShawB«c Dailjr Her VJ 16- fCooiolkktrd
Shawnee I>ady New.. Vol. l6LDec. I 1911
REGULAR AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS, EXCLUSIVE IN POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY.
SHAWNEE, OKliAHOMA. MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1915
By Associated Tress.
Leavenworth, April 19 A special
car carrying Mayor Donn M. Rob-
erts and fourteen others convicted
in the Terre Haute conspiracy cases,
arrived at the prison at 10:45 this
morning. They were "dressed in"
and their valuables taken from them,
and then entered the dining room
and took their first meal. It has
not been determined what work they
will be assigned to.
Th« men were cheerful and M.ng
•o the trip. All avoided EM ward
Holler, chief of police of Terre
wtuo had turned state's evi-
GROWTH OF PARCEL
Figures secured from the post-
office show the increase in the par-
cel post business, comparing figures
of the first fifteen days of April,
1915, with the first fifteen days of
October, 1914 and 1913.
The figures on the number of
prcels handled are as follows
First 15 days in April, 1915:
First 15 days in October, 1914:
First 15 days in October, 191^
NO HOPE OF
By Associated Press.
Rome, April 19.—Communications
received by the Italian cabinet, and
statements made by Germans in of-
ficial circles, have given the impres-
sion here that the German general
staff has abandoned plans for a
general offensive movement on the
French front, and has decided sim-
ply to maintain their defensive.
This information has caused deep
Impression here, because it is be-
lieved to signify that Germany has
no hope of penetrating further into
LINE IN BELGIUM
BERLIN, HOWEVER, SAYS AT-
TACKS REPULSED WITH
By Associated Press.
London, April 13.—The British
army has begun another drive at
important section ot the German
line which holds conquered Belgium.
Sharp fighting occurred yesterday
in Belgium, and the official French
report says the British captured
two hundred yards of German
trenches. Berlin, h owever, declared
the British were ejected and British
attacks near Ypres were broken
with heavy losses.
GARROS IN HANDS
WILL ORGANIZE OF THE GERMANS
This evening at 8 o'clock in the
office of Geo. E. McKinnis, there
will be a meeting of automobile
owners of the city, to organize a
local automobile association, t5 af-
filiate with the state and national
JAPAN CALLS IN
By Associated Press.
Washington, April 19.—Japan has
ordered all warships in Pacific wat-
ers near the American coast except
those salvaging the wrecked cruiser
Asama in Turtle Bay, to return to
their home stations, according to
advices at the Japanese legation.
By Associated Press.
Berlin, April 19.—The official re-
port says Roland G. Garros, the fa-
mous French aviator, was made pris-
oner by the Germans at Gelmunster
Garros is well known in the
United States on account of his nu-
merous daring flights and for his
daring duel in the air In which he
shot to death a German aviator.
♦ MAY 9 IS MOTHERS' KAY. ♦
Governor R. L. Williams Saturday
issued the following proclamation,
designating Sunday, May 9, as
''It has become a beautiful cus-
tom, national in its character, to
designate and fittingly observe some
certain day each year in paying
tribute to American motherhood.
At this season of the year, when
the birds sing their sweetest notes
when hill-top, valley and plain are
profuse with the bloom of nature,
we approach this sacred day set
apart in recognition of our mothers
With reverence we come to pay our
tribute of love and honor to the
memory of that sweetest friend of
man, a tower of strength and in-
spiration in time of every need, a
ray of light in every shadow, and
weet benediction in every joy or
victory, a divine relationship, or-
dained and blest by our Heavenly
"On this day, all men meet as one,
laying aside every feeling of envy,
selfishness, prejudice or malice, and
in one great movement do honor to
the cause this day represents.
"Therefore, I, R. L. Williams, gov-
ernor of the state of Oklahoma, do
proclaim Sunday, May 9, 1915, to be
IJothers' Day, and ask that all the
people of this state serve such day,
and fittingly observe such day, and
that those who can, wear a white
carnation as an emblem of its ob-
Given under my hand and the
great seal of the state of Oklahoma,
at Oklahoma City, this 17th day of
April, A. D." 1915.
"R. L. WILLIAMS,
"Governor of the State of Oklahoma.
"Attest: J. L. LYON,
(Seal) "Secretary of State."
Secretary McAdoo Leads Big Banking Fight
A great many Shawnee people ex
pect to attend the auto races at
Oklahoma City this week.
► WEATHER FORECAST. ♦
► By Associated Press." ♦
► New Orleans, April 19—'For ♦
► Oklahoma: Tonight and Tues- ♦
► day, unsettled. Showers in ♦
► ea-st ortion tonight or Tues- ♦
►" day. ♦
Shawnee Baptists After
Another Good Thing
At the last meeting of the Board and the trustees of the university,
of Directors of the Baptist General It is thought that this move will
Convention of Oklahoma it was an- be made if, in addition to what the
nounced that the Board would have church has done, the banks of the
to secure other quarters as the city will agree to finance the work
rooms that had been kindly fur- of the convention on the same basis
nished free for some years by the that it is now being done in Okla-
Flrst Baptist Church of Oklahoma horna City and office rooms can be
City were needed. furnished the secretaries.
The pastor of the First Baptist This will mean much to the Bap-
church of Shawnee is a member of tist University. It will establish
this board. He asked if a proposi- confidence in the University all over
ti on from Shawnee would be consid- the state. This will mean much to
ered to move the headquarters of Shawnee. It will bring many good
the board to Shawnee. Some fav- families here. The money collected
ored It and some opposed It, but for nearly all the Baptist Interests
the matter is to be left open until of the state will be sent to the of-
the meeting of the board the first flees In Shawnee. The general de-
of •Tuniv uomlnational men will live In Shaw-
Tbe First Baptist church Sunday nee and travel out of Shawnee. A
The auditors are now engaged in
auditing the books of F. W. Mohr-
bacher, retiring city treasurer, and
expect to complete the work by
the middle of the week. The audit-
ing Is proceeding very rapidly.
FRANK LOSES PROMINENT
FINAL APPEAL GATHERER OF
NEK'S IS DEAD
By Associated Pre**.
Washington, April 19.—L 2 a.
Frank, under a death senter m ar
the murder of Mary Phagan, S it-
lanta factory girl, lost anotk 2 ,ep
In his fight for life In the i " ne
court of the United States, In a de-
cision to which Justices Holmes and
Hughes dissented. The court dis-
missed Frank's appeal from the fed-
eral court of Georgia which refused
to release him on a writ of habeas
Frank's only hope now Is pardon
from the Georgia officials.
IV C M^DOO
<g> HAWS * StvrHG
SUPT. WILSOS CALLS MEETING
OF SCHOOL SITE ItlNTE \ II-
E.YPS FOlt APltIL 22.
Special to Sews-Herald.
Oklahoma City, April 19.—State
Superintendent R. H. Wilson has
called a conference of the superin-
tendents of all independent school
districts, cities and towns which
maintain four year high schools, to
meet with him here Thursday, April
Ilie purpose of the meeting is
to discuss the law (Senate Bill 361)
which provides that graduates of
four year high schools and the sec-
ondary agricultural schools may be
granted teachers certificates upon
the completion of certain prescribed
courses and to confer with the su-
perintendents upou plans for put-
ting its provisions into effect.
Superintendent Wilson with the
education commttee of the State
Board of Agriculture and all the
presidents of the district agricul-
tural schools have worked out the
plans affecting the agricultural
schools. The presidents of these
schools and the entire board of ag-
riculture expressed themselves as
being in hearty sympathy with this
Superintendent Wilson in com-
menting on the purpose of this law
said: "Progressive scnool men real-
ize the Importance of standardizing
the teaching profession. It is ad-
mitted by all that an examination
Is not a true test or ability to teach
and the Interests of the schools
demand that certification of teach-
ers be based upon scholarship and
Secretary of the Treasury William
G. McAdoo and Controller of the
Treasury John Skelton Williams
created a sensation when they at-
tacked the methods of management
of the famous Riggs National Bank
of Washington, D. C. In a statement
issued from Ills office Mr. Williams
made a bitter attack on Charles C.
Glover, president, and other officers
of It. Frank A. Vanderlip, president
of the National City Bank of New
York, Is a director in the Klfegs,
and is believed to have a financial
interest in it. Bankers have sus-
pected, because of statements here-
TOP-C/MRLUS C. CLOVER.
CTUTE R- ./CW/V J. WILLIAMS
tofore made by treasury officials
about the -National City Bank, that
there was some feeling against Mr.
Vanderlip. At any rate, they fear a
controversy between the big bank
and the treasury.
The attack on the Rlggs bank was
carried so far that the controller
announced he would not sanction
the use of it as the depository of
funds of national banks outside the
capital. Financiers and bankers wait
with interest to learn whether
not the trouble will develop Into
fight between important financiers
and the treasury officials.
By Associated Press.
New York, April 19.—'Frank A bar-
no and Carmine Carbone the anarch-
ists who made and set a bomb in
St. Patrick's cathedral March 2 were
sentenced to serve not less than six
nor more than twelve years in Sing
MoCOMHS .\0T TO QHT.
By Associated Press.
Washington, AprM 9.—A white
house statement denied reports that
William F. McC'ombs would resign
as chairman of the democratic na-
By Associated Tress.
London, April 19.—Baron Herbert
De Reuter, managing director of
Reuter's Telegram company, was
found dead yesterday at his home
near Helgate, Surrey. A discharged
revolver was found near his body
and the authorities declare there Is
little doubt he committed suicide.
Baron De Reuter was prostrated
by the death of his wife last Thurs-
day. Her body is still in their
home waiting interment. Their only
son is In he army.
Many of the war dispatches pub-
lished in the News-Herald and oth-
er Associated Press paers, were first
gathered by Reuter's agency, the
agency being given as the source of
much of the Important war news.
DECISION IN THAW
By Associated Press.
New York, April 19.—Supreme
Court Justice Kendrick reserved hi®
decision on the application of coun-
sel for Harry K. Thaw for a Jury
trial to determine his sanity. He
requested that they submit briefs,
and said he wou'ld announce his de-
cision before Thursday.
VSKS $235 FOK LOSS OF MILK.
In the superior court D. B. Smith
sues tl^e Rock Island for $200 for
the loss of a mule killed by a train
and $35 for incidental expenses.
Mayor Stearns and T. L. Spencer
are erpected to return tonight from
Maud lake, Where they have been
enjoying a fishing trip. A phoae
message said they had captured
eight and a half pound channel cat.
Serbian Beauty and Mother, Victims of War
night with a large congregation stream of literature will be sent Professional training.
present heartily and unanimously from Shawnee constantly all over th's measure to the legislature and
invited the board to establish Its the state. In fact Shawnee will bo tho ,act it passed without
headquarters in Shawnee, the church Baptist headquarters for the state. | amendment Indicates that there is
agreeing to furnish free entertalp- Since these things are true every Seneral demand for the law and In-
ment in their homes to both the business man in Shawnee ought to sires a successful and popular en-
board of directors of the convention be interested in this move. jforcement of its provisions."
This photograph shows the type
of Serbian women who have been
driven from their homes for the
past eight months , of war. By the
thousand they were routed out from
the northern part of their country,
and those who failed to flee south
with the army and the officials ol
Belgrade met a sad fate There is
nothing left in the north of Serbia.
Towns and country have been de-
serted and most of the houses have
The World-Wide War Trust
(By Cong. Clyde H. Tavenner.)
Is there no way whatever, it may
be asked, by which the people can
protect" themselves from the greed
of the war trust magnates? Yes;
just one way. That is by the gov-
ernment taking the profit out of
war and preparation 'for wtfr by
manufacturing all of its own muni-
tions, armor, cannon and battle-
ships. Both Washington and Lin-
coln advocated the nationalization
of the manufacture of war muni-
tions as sound public policy. Gov-
ernment manufacture as a policy
need have no hearing whatever on
the question of whether we shall
have a large or small navy. Those
who advocate government manufac-
who are endangering the peace and
welfare of 100,000,000 people in or-
der that they may satisfy their
greed for profit. 'If we go to war,
it will not be on account of any-
thing the average American has
done, but because as a nation we
have neglected to safeguard our
peace by taking the profit out of
war and preparation for war.
'Because I believe it is my duty
to do so, I desire now to take the
responsibility of directing the atten-
tion of the American people to the
fact that their money appropriated
for the army and navy is being
wasted by the millions, and to take
the responsibility of identifying the
war traffickers, so that the taxpay-
ers may know where the millions
ture of all war equipment are not upon millions of their money that
•o#muoh concerned for the pTeeertjIhai been damped into the bottom-
whether we build one or more bat-. leas pit of militarism have been go-
tleships a year, so long as the gov- ing, are going, and will continue to
rnment does the manufacturing, be-jgo unless public opinion shall arise
cause, then, for every dollar con- in its might and demand that fur-
gress appropriates for
the people will receive
worth of battleship.
If the government will manufac- the armor ring,
battleships j ther waste
a dollar's cease.
I To begin
of public funds shall
of its own war materials, such
who and what is
if there, really is
animal? Is the term "ar-
miilions of dollars will be saved an- mor ring" a mere figure of speech,
nually to the taxpayers as a result something invisible, or is it possible
of the already demonstrated ability definitely to place our finger upon
of Uncle Sara to manufacture at a it? Answer: It is possible.
cost much below the prices of the j The armor ring is the Bethlehem
war trust, as I shall fhoW. Govern- Bte l Co., th«• Midvale Steel Co., and
ment manufacture will mean that
the workmen who perform the labor
of actually making the munitions
will receive higher wages and bet-
ter working conditions than the em-
ployees of the ring of private con-
tractors receive, as these firms num-
ber among them the most bitter en-
emies of organized labor in the Unit-
ed States, working 51 per cent of
their employees 12 hours a day, ac-
cording to a report of the United
States Bureau of Labor made Just
after an Investigation in 1910.
Fortunate indeed would it be for
this nation today if the government
had a monopoly oC the manufacture
of all munitions of war. It is not
the average American, the man who
will bo required to do the fighting
and pay the bills If we.become em-
broiled in the European conflict,
tho Carnegie Steel Co. These three
firms, exclusive of their subsidiary
war-trafficking auxiliaries, have
drawn down since 1887 from the
navy department alone for the sin-
gle item of armour plate contracts
aggregating $95,628,912, divided as
follows: Bethlehem, $42,321,237; Car-
negie, $32,954,377; Midvale, $20,363,-
I have Just stated that the armor
ring is composed of the Bethlehem,
Midvale and Carnegie companies.
Remember the names!
Now, the a.'mament ring is com-
posed of Midvale, Bethlehem and
Carnegie. Ammunition ring, Car-
negie, Midvale and Bethlehem. We
will add to the ammunition ring,
for good measure, tho Du Pont Pow-
der Trust which has no competitors
in the sale of smokeless powder to
which Is jeopardizing our peace. The the government for reasons that will
average American is remaining at appear most remarkable when ex-
home, attending to his business. It plained. The Powder Trust has ob-
is the ring of war-trafficking pri-ltalned contracts aggregating about
vate arms and ammunition firms $25,000,000 since 1906.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 188, Ed. 1 Monday, April 19, 1915, newspaper, April 19, 1915; Shawnee, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc128743/m1/1/: accessed May 17, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.