The Shawnee News (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 158, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 28, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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THE SHAWNEE DAUY HEWS, SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA. Till RSIMY. SEPTEMBER SH. Mil.
EAR TO THE APPUL OF THE
report has been circulated that
the cistern water used at the Horace
Mann School is unfit for use. Dr.
agner has examined the water and
has pronounced It excellent.
Gov. Cruce has turned a deaf ear
to the voice of the. Democratic poli-
ticians of the State who demanded
an extra session of the legislature
for the purpose of redisricting the
State, and states that "there will be
no extra session."
The governor's announcement of
his intention is, in full. aB follows:
It occurs to me that the time has
come for me to speak definitely upon
the subject of a special session of
the legislature. The uncertainty
that exists at this time is disquiet-
ing to the public mind and hurtful
to the best interests of the State and
Hardly had the regular session of
the Legislature ended its labors and
its members gone to their homes be-
fore a well-defined movement was
set on foot to induce me to call a
special session; in fact, I was in-
formed while the Legislature was
still in regular session that a spe-
cial seeeion would be unavoidable.
After Congress had tardily acted up-
on aud passed the reapportionment
bill, the demands made upon me for
a special session became insistent,
persistent and numerous. To all of
these appeals I made the one an-
swer-that to my judgment riothing
had transpired that made a special
.session either necessary or desirable.
I was then met with the argument
that the people of the State wanted
it, and that I should bow to their
will. To this I replied that while I
was unalterab'y opposed to a special
session, yet if I was convinced that
the TAXPAYERS of the State, who
The success which attendB
unity of effort is noticeable in
the affairs of this bank.
just one large happy family,
all working for a common, well
defined purpose, namely: to
build a STRONG BANK, one
where Strength and Security
count for more than mere
This, with the wholesome
and confidential relationship
between management and cus-
tomer makes this an ideal
bank to do business with.
SECURITY STATE BANK 1
UNDER GUARANTY LAW.
would have to bear the added bur-
den, desired it, 1 would not stub-
bornly stand in the way. Thereupon
I set to work to acquaint myself
with the real situation in this re-
First, 1 addressed a letter to each
member of the present Legislature,
asking his opinion upon the ques-
tion; second, I addressed a letter to
each newspaper of the State, asking
information as to the desires of the
taxpayers in the State upon the mat-
te , with the following result: of the
members of the lower branch of the
Legislature who answered my re-
quest 29 per cent opposed the call;
of the senators, 41 per cent opposed
it; of the editors who wrote me, 75
per cent were in opposition, while of
the letters that reached me from in-
dividual taxpayers, 77 per cent plead
with me to refuse the call. From
this it is seen that the percentage
in the newspaper column is identical
with that of the individual taxpay-
ers, which certainly argues strongly
that the newspapers have quite accu-
rately ascertained aud reported pub-
lic opinion upon this important is-
sue. It also shows plainly that my
first determination in the matter was
in harmony with the desires of the
great majority of the taxpayers of
the State. In addition to all this,
the federated labor unions of the
State, in convention assembled,
passed strong resolutions urging me
the interest of the taxpayers and
laborers of the State to issue no
call. Similar resolutions were passed
by the Oklahoma German-American
Association, and various other or-
ganizations of the State and trans-
mitted to me.
Various reasons are assigned for a
special session by those who advo-
cate the call, but practically all who
favor the session agree that two
propositions need speedy considera-
tion, to wit: the proposition to erect
the capitol, and the redisricting the
State into congressional districts
With reference to the first proposi-
tion, this Legislature has already
acted upon the question of a capitol,
and that the building is not now in
course of construction is no fault of
the Legislature. When the funds ar
made available that were contracted
to be paid the State, the work will
forward. I do not believe that the
Legislature could hasten its pay-
ment, and I am sure that there is
nothing that can be done in special
session that cannot be done equally
as well in regular session.
Nor do I think the redisricting of
the State will warrant me in calling
a special session. The three addi-
tional representatives in Congress,
(Continued on page 4.)
General Manager Hurt of the
Clinton and Oklahoma Western Rail-
road arrived from Clinton Wednes-
day and claimed his dog, recovered
by the local police Tuesday. He left
for Clinton today, taking the animal
H. Hall, a Rock Island west-end
porter, was arrested and is being
held for the Custer County authori-
ties, a complaint having been filed
against him in that county. Mr.
Hurt is determined that the case
shall be prosecuted for all it is
worth and consulted with the county
attorney before he left Clinton.
Hall claims that he found the dog
on the train somewhere west of Ok
lahoma City and informed his con
ductor of the fact. The conductor
of the train says that Hall did tell
him of the dog being on the train
and that he told him to put the ani-
mal off at El Reno. Hall did not do
so, however, but put him in the bag-
gage car and brought him to Shaw-
nee, where he left him with Geo
Ollison. It was at Ollison's home
where the police found the dog.
A Fine Animal.
Mr. Hurt's dog is an exceptionally
fine animal, being considered one of
the best registered birddogs in the
Southwest. He was delighted at the
recovery of the canine, who had
been messing since Sept 7.
The B. Y. P. 1-. of the First Bap-
tist Church will give a reception
Friday evening in the parlors of
the church to the people of the
A telegram signed by 155 Shaw-
nee business men, practically all
Democrats, was sent today to Gov.
ee Cruce, congratulating him upon
his announced intention of not call-
ing a special session of the I^eglsla
ture. This was in spite of the fact
that the Pottawatomie County dele-
gation in the Legislature was unani-
mous for a special session. The tele-
gram was as follows:
"Hon. Lee Cruce, Governor, Okla-
homa City: We heartily endorse you
in your refusal to call a special ses-
sion of the Legislature, as an act
worthily bestowed and in the inter-
ests of the people."
Only four persons approached, it
said, refused to sign the tele-
ram, which undoubtedly expresses
the opinion of the majority p£. the
business men of the city.
LOVE AND HATE
Bartlesville, Okla., Sept. 28. Be
cause Harrison Day, who recently
escaped from the Bartlesville jail,
not only dared to take a horseback
ride with his former sweetheart, but
tried to kill her during the ride, ac
cording to witnesses, he is again in
imprisonment here and it is probable
that another charge will be preferred
Tried to Cut Throat.
Day went direct to Spring Grove
this county, after he and three other
prisoners had escaped, and there
went riding with Maud Carpenter, a
girl of 16, who frequently had called
on him while he was In jail. Near
the Tuxedo Park schoolhouse Dry
drew his knife and, throwing his arm
around the girl, passed the blade
across her throat gently. The girl
started struggling and was wounded
in several places before neighbors
could rescue her.
Old newspapers lor sale, 5c
bundle, at The Shawnee News.
Statement of Condition of the
Shawnee National Bank
At made to the Comptroller of the Currency at the close of business Friday, September 1, 1911.
United States Bondn, at par <>0,00U.INI
Time Loans and Dlicounts $o27,810.Ul>
Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures 22,000.04)
Stocks and Securities (County Warrants) 28.728.4S
Demand Loans ' W"
Cash and Sight Exchange llMMJt 27H.049.89
Capital Stock ..$60,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits &«^80.5« 100,#80.i«
Circulating Notes 50,000.00
The above statement is correct: JN0 w JONES), Cashier.
H. T. DOUGLAS.
J. M. AYDELOTTE.
S. C. VINSON, Directors
WATER IS GOOD.
TO HIVE RECEPTION.
MOVKMKVr TO ORGANIZE
DKNOMI\ ATIO> VI I K. UH K8
A movement is on foot, headed by
the Oklahoma Baptist University of
Shawnee, to organize a denomina-
tional athletic league in Oklahoma,
to be composed of the Christian Unl-
erslty at Enid, Blackwell Baptist
College at Blackwell, the Kingfisher
Congregational College at Kingttsh-
, the Epworth Methodist University
at Guthrie, the Tulsa Presbyterian
College at. Tulsa, and the Oklahoma
Baptist University at Shawnee.
Football Squad Active.
The university's football squad is
active, practicing every evening.
Eeight new 'huskies" have entered
hoQ land a strong team is assured,
second team has been organized
and it also has some mighty good
material in it. A schedule for the
football season is being arranged for
the tirst team. The first game will
be played with the Epworth Uni-
versity at Guthrie Oct. 21.
Hat Millions of Prlend-.
How would you like to number
your friends by millions as Bucklen'i
Arnica Salve does? Its astounding
cures in the past forty years made
them It's the best Salve in the
world for sores, ulcers, eczema,
burns, boils, scalds, cuts, coins, sore
eyes, sprains, swellings, bruises, cold
sores. Has no equal for piles 25c
at all druggists.
do say that the lawyers are
"cold feet" on the baseball
proposition since they have seen the
doctors practicing. But a mere
handful of the lawyers appear for
practice each day. not half of the
members of the Bar Association hav-
ing ever appeared on the grounds.
On the other hand, the doctors are
enthusiastic and ready for the fray.
The Medical Society passed a reso-
lution compelling every member to
report for duty or .object to a
fine. They are, ju^ t. consequence,
rapidly rounding into shape and are
confident that they co) 'd pick a sec-
ond team that coul< whip the first
team of the legal lights.
The doctors matched a game yes-
terday with a team from tty >*p-
tist University and almost j San
game. The final score was 6 u fear
favor of the university. The la
yers, so far as can be learned, havv
not even tried to whip anybody yet.
Retting Favors Doctors.
The betting on the game so far
favors the doctors. The odds are
now said to be 2 to 1 on the medics,
with few takers. The odds will
probably be Increased before the day
of the contest.
As to Umpires.
The lawyers are said to have se-
lected R. J. McKay as their umpire,
and Rev. G. W. Prewitt of the First
Christian Church is the choice of the
doctors. It Is presumed that they
will be able to serve jointly without
President Mrs. Addle Hillerman of afternoon and reports of committees
Sapulpa. j will all have been received by Friday
Vice-president-Mrs. Cora D. Ilani-'afternoon.
Corresponding secretary Mrs. Leila
D. Lindsey of Tulsa.
Recording secretary Mrs. Almlra
Y. P. B. secretary Mrs. Mary Ran-
L. T. L. secretary Mrs. Nellie C.
Treasurer—Mrs. Katy McWethy.
The oratorial contest for the grand
gold medal will be held this evening.
Representatives from 10 counties will
| appear. The gold medal will be
awarded by Deputy County Attorney
j C. W. Friend and the souvenirs will
be presented by Mrs. Hainmett, re-
J. II. O. Smith Friday.
j Friday evening Rev. J. H. O. Smith
The above were elected officers of will speak at the First Christian
the Oklahoma W. C. T. U. at the Church.
State convention in session here. | The program for the last day of
Mrs. Hillerman has had 11 years' ex the convention is as follows:
perience in the work in Oklahoma, | Friday Horning.
having been president of tin* old Ok-' Convention opened at 9 a. in. by
ONE MAN SLAIN
IN FEUD BATTLE
IT I S
Madill, Okla., Sept. as.—In a pistol
battle which resulted from a 20
year-old teud started near Gaines-
ville. Tex., W. Browning was shot to
death on a street at Mill Creek, this
county, and Mills Clark, a neighbor,
was probably fatally wounded. Both
men are wealthy cattle owners and
ranchers, and the shooting has occa-
sioned an unusual amount of ex
The two men were absolutely alone
when the shooting started, aud there
is no way of iinding out Just what
led up to the fatal affray. Clark
claims ihat Browning tired the first
shot, and that when he saw Brown
lug reaching for a weapon, he
reached for his own.
Both families have lived in Mill
Creek more than 20 years. Brown
ing has a family, while Clark has
been living with his widowed mothet.
Each Fired Three Shots.
Each of the men tired three shots,
and two bullets took affect in the
bodies of each. Browning died al-
most instantly, while Clark's wounds,
both In the right side, are expected
to prove mortal.
MRS. ADD1E HILLERMAN OF SAPULPA
Mrs. Hillerman was elected State president of the W. C. T. U. in the
convention this morning.
It's always safe to say that
three-fourths of the shoes thrown
away could be made serviceable
If they were brought to us.
MEN* AND WOMEK'8
by us are not spoiled In ap-
pearance. You will find no un-
sightly patches, no coarse seams,
no squeaking leather on any
pair of shoes upon which we
have exercised our skill. Don't
throw away any of your foot-
wear until we have had a chance
to «ce whether It is not worth
Work called for aud delivered
free of charge. Quick Messenger
Service in connection.
.1. M. VAN TRESS, Prop.
Phone 184. 19 W. Main St.
BOYS WEAR (URLS'
TOU8 AS PENALTY
lahoma Territory organization and the president,
since that time Stati' lecturer and Song service,
organizer. She Is a splendid organ-
izer and an eloquent speaker.
Addresses of Welcome.
At the meeting last night uddresses
of welcome were delivered according
to the program. The addresses of
County Attorney C. P. Holt and
County Judge R. P. Lockridge were
especially timely and caused many
favorable comments on the part of
the ladies. The response by Mrs.
Hillerman is said to have been the
finest address ever made by a wo-
man In Shawnee.
Wednesday was given up largely to
routine business. However, the sec
retary was nlstructed to send to Sec
retary Wilson of the i'nited States
Department of Agriculture a protest
against his accepting the honorary
presidency of the international Con-
vention of Brewers.
The convention will complete its
business and adjourn tomorrow. The
list of officers was completed this
Heading of minutes.
Report of State superintendents—
Sunday school. White Ribbon re-
cruits. railroad work, work among
olored people by State president.
Paper—"A Single Standard of
Purity," Mrs. Kate Hughes.
Report of State superintendents"
Franchise, fair and open air meet-
ings. legislation and petition, litera-
ture, mercy, medical temperance,
parliamentary usage. Sabbath observ-
ance, social meetings and red letter
Music—Prohibition Rally Song.
Life members, names presented.
Pledges for State work.
Memorial service, Mrs. Mary John-
Noontide prayer, Mrs. Frank Scott.
Convention called to order at 2 p.
ni by the president.
(Continued on page 3.)
From the Masonic Home at Darl-
ington cotr.eB the report of novel but
extremely effective methods of en-
forcing discipline put Into force by
Judgo Henry M. Furman, Inspector
of the home under authority of the
Masonic Grand Lodge. When Judge
Furman visited the home recently
two boys who had run away had Juat
been brought back. After a formal
trial. Judge Furman sentenced them
to be dressed In girls' clothes and
continue to wear that attire until
they were 21 years of age, unless
they had reformed their ways In the
meantime. The punishments usually
Inflicted had had a tendency to make
them martyrs and heroes In the eye9
of their associates, but this plan sub-
jected them to the ridicule of all
In a little while they were begging
to be let off and were willing to
promise almost anything In the line
of good behavior, but they were re-
quired to attend school for one day
garbed in the feminine attire.
DO YOU GET MAD WHEN YOU ARE
FORCED TO PAY A BILL THE
Isn't It exasperating when you think the bill had been paid?
Had you paid the bill with a bank check you could know the
bill had been paid and proie it. Every cancelled check is
eventually returned to the maker and may be retained for
Bills paid by check remain paid.
STATE NATIONAL BANK
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