The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, May 19, 1905 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OLDEST ESTABLISHED DAILY IN SHAWN EE-THE SHAWNEE NEWS
MAY 19 1905,
DO YOU KNOW
That we number among oar customer!, some of the largest
and most representative firms in the city and vicinity?
Stroox and conveniently situated, fat the very centre of
business.; Complete, modern equipment, courteous atten-
tion, and your account will be welcomed at the
OKLAHOMA NATIONAL BANK,
THE SHAWNEE NEWS
THE SHAWNEE QUILL
LOO S. Al.lard,
Has87 E. Halpiw,
- City Editok.
SHAWNEE NEWS 126 NORTH BROADWAY.
News Business Office, jai.
Loo 8. Allakd's Rksidk.vce, 246.
Cirv Editor's Residence 87.
News Business Office, 130.
A writer whose mind was occupicd
with a knotty problem left the Lotos
Clnb in New York to drive through Cen-
tral Park in the hope that the open air
would clear the cobwebs from his btain.
"Up town," he said to the cabby.
The driver headed northward for four
miles, until he reached the Harlem river.
Then he thought it time to make inquir-
"Beg pardon, sir," he said to his fare,
"what street do you want?"
"Whatatreet have you?" asked the
writer absently.—"ftder the Spreading
Chestnut Tree," Ever> body's Magazine
Low Rates to Dallas.
One fare plus $1 for the round
Kansas City. Mo , May 19—A special
meeting of the stockholders of the Mis-
souri and Kanaas Telephone company
was held yesterday in the office of PreJ
dent C. S. Cleed. The objects of the
meeting were to change the charter to
additional directors could be elected ard
to exchange certain telephone property
in Oklahoma and Indian Territory for
telephone property in Kansas. The
Pioneer Telephone and Telegraph com-
pany of Oklahoma and Indian Territory
owned some telephone property in Kan-
sas, and this was exchanged for prop-
erty in Oklahoma and Indian Territorv
owned by the Missouri and Kansas Tele-
phone company. The latter company
now goes out of existence in the terri-
tories, and will confine its business to
Missouri and Kansas. Besides Mr.
Cleed there were present Frederick pi
Pish, of Boston, president of the Ameri-
can Telephone and Telegraph company;
C. E. Yost, of Omaha, president of the
Nebraska Telephone company; Eugene
F. Ware, of Topeka; E. D. Nims, presi
dent of the Pioneer Telephone and Tele-
graph company, and some Kansas City
Entered at the portoffice at Shawnee I'ck,618 0D saIe Ma-V 2°< 21 and ""d.
Oklahoma, aa aecond-claaa matter. F,Dal return Umit J5th.
CONSOLIDA- r>llone R«<1 at No. 555 and have a
iN 1 talk with him about having a well drill
ed on your home place so you can have
n. ~ , eo on your !
Our contemporary, The News, made | KQod water
the announced last night that it hid pur-
chased the plant, name and good will or ———
what was left of it) of the Shawnee
Weekly Qnill, and that The News would
hereafter be a Republican paper. Nego-
tiations to this end have been going for-
ward for some time and the business
public of Shawnee will learn with a sigh
of relief that the number of daily and
weekly newspapers is Shawnee have
been for the first time in years reduced
to two. It is a rule of the newspaper
business that the larger and better the
town the less room there is for poor
newspapers, and with the occupation by
The News of thw Republican field
Shawnee has both political parties and
all shades of local opinion thoroughly
covered. A little over a year ago the Her
aid Printing company bought up and con-
solidated the two Democratic papers and
as a result has been auW to give to its
party and to its patrons a newspaper that
is a credit to Shawnee. The News and
Quill consolidation should result in giv-
ing to Shawnee two papers that are the
equal of any in cities of this size and a
credit to any" live town.
Thk Nkws management will have a
delicate task to reconcile the factions in
its party in this city and county, but as
there is no campaign on and the friction
Jt this time af a miuiumu its "work will
not be insurmountable.
The Herald believes that thisj consoli-
dation is of benefit to the business and
material intirects of the city and will
prove of advantage to The News and its
The Herald is right in the above edi-
torial, 'and it could have gjne further
and declared that Shawnee, like other
towns of less than 50,000 people, could
not afford to sup|>ort more than two good
papers. Kach additional paper, like
each additional telephone company,
means that the merchant has to advertise
in more papers at an advanced cost to
catch the attention of all the people.
With ofle morning paper and one even-
ing paper, as the situation here will lie
within a n'onth, Shawnee will be well
supplied with newsjiapers and of a char-
acter that will keep her posted.
Make up your mind to build that side
walk just as soon aa the grades are given.
The ladies on the south side will give
an ice cream snpper Friday night, Slay
19, at the old school building corner of
S. Market and Forest streets, under the
auspices of the W. C. T. U. A cordial in-
' vitation is extended to all. i6tf
We have receiv d by express a large
shipment of ladies accordion plaited skirts
in colors blue, green, white and black. We ,
also have a complete line of other stylish
skirts of wool voile, mohair, Sicilian, in fact
all the popular materials are represented in
our showing. The prices and styles will
suit any one who has a skirt desire.
They Range From
$1.75 to $15.00
FARM and CITY LOANS; SIX
MONTHS TO SIX YEARS.
W.J. RIGGS INSURANCE ! ife
| Saturday and Monday Specials m
Many special bargains await you here tomorrow and Monday.
Every department in the store will have specials to offer you which
cannot be duplicated at other stores. The odds and ends which neces-
sarily accumulate in a shoe department are offered you here at very spe*
cial prices. These shoes represent the best selling styles of- the season
as you well know the best always go first. About 1U0 pairs of men's box
calf, velour vici and patent kid 13.50 shoes are on sale tomorrow
CHOICE PER PAIR, $2.75
EVERYTHING EXACTLY AS AGREED
109 North Broadway, Shawnee, 0. T.
I ROY JENKINS
, Southwest Corner Main and Broadway
Scalping Joke Causes Gen-
eral Scare There
LETTERS TO GOV, FERGUSON
Ridiculous Hag Chewing
Continues in the Press
of Eastern States
Don't pass up the things in sight for
greater things that may never material-
Thk man who wants something is
usually not afraid to ask for it and there
it no more reasons why towns should lie
backward in the same respect.
If the eastern editors, who ere protest
ing against scalping at the ranch enter
iainment, are so poorly informed on whaj
they are talking about in national affairs
as they are in this matter their subscrib-
ers certainly deserve profound sympathy.
Some one should tell them that ltaron
Munchausen was. joking.
When Shawnee is surrounded, as it is
going to lie at no very distant day, with
fruit and truck farms of from ten to
forty acres, the high state of cultivation
•which all this section will enjoy will
make it as beautiful a country as there is
on the face of the globe. It ia highly
productive already, but it can be made to
produce many fold what it is now doing.
The future of the liuid around Shawree
•was never brighter and it all means mi ch
to the future of Shawnee.
Thk Fort Smith, Ark., commercial
club boys, who were out hustling for
their little wide awake city, should 1 e
lieve in what th«y are out for, "Patron-
izing their home." rt. Smith has some
fine printing houses and should receive
the work from their factories and busi-
ness houses but some of the printing
matter that was distributed from their
advertising commercial car was printed
.-ti other cities. Thk News believes in
patronizing home enterprise first.
Guthrie, May 19—Again has Governor
Tom Ferguson been forced to insure and
guarantee safety to life on account of the
entertainment at the 101 ranch for the
members of the editorial association,
which meets in Guthrie next month. In
a letter received from William A. Ash-
brook, corresponding secretary of the
association, the latter tells the governor:
"Our honored ex-president, P. V. Col-
lins, and others are exercised ever the
program for the day at the lot ranch.
We respect them for the stand taken, but
believe they are laboring under some
false impressions at least. Sensational
stories have appeared in the press; the
scalping of s human being, etc. I am
assured, and believe there will be no
barbarous acts of cruelty on man or
beast, and while the day may be spend
in just the manner it would be at bome,
we believe those who do attend will n t
be seriously harmed, either 111 body or
spirit. All those who are opposed to the
program can spend the day in some other
way, while those who desire can eat
buffalo meat and enjoy the Indian and
cowtwy sports. There is no occasion for
disagreement or discussion. Simply ex-
ercise your rights as an American citizen
and worship according to the dictates of
your own conscience."
Governor Ferguson answered the letter
today, assuring Mr. P. V. Collins and
other eastern editors, who contemplate
coming to Oklahoma, that their lives
will not be endangered in the least, and
that probably they will be safer here
than they would be in any of the big cit-
ies of the country.
TIMB TRIED AND MERIT PROVEN.
One Minute Cough Cure is right on
time when it comes to curing coughs,
troijji, whooping cough, etc. It is j*>r-
fectly harmless, pleasant to take and is
the children's favorite cough syrup. Sold
by Cockrell& Roberts. •
.r*acts About the System Fur-
nished by Officials
Some people without giving any
thought to the subject think that pro-
vided another telephone company desires
to build another telephone exchange in
Shawnee it is but little concern to them
as they do not have to subscribe unless
they so desire. This may be true of some
persons but in the m 'jority of cases it is
not true. It makes no difference to one
person from what company another per-
son obtains electric light, gas or water
service Out with the telephone it is differ-
ent. \ our telephone is of value to you
just in proportion to the number of peo-
ple with whom you can talk. If two
telephone company's in Shawnee each
had several hundred subscribers it is ob
vious that a great many business* and
professional men would be obliged to
maintain two telephones. It is to the in-
terests of practically every one in Shaw-1
nee to have but one telephone provided I
the service is good. The present com
pany are willing to install sufficient up to
date switchboards and new telephones to
give everyone telephone service at as low
rates as it is possible to charge and still
give good service at a small profit. At
the present time it is furnishing service
whhh it admits is not as good as people
of Shawnee should have but this is main-
ly caused by the fact that the present
switchboard was not intended to handle
such a heavy volume of traffic as it has
been forced to do on account of the great
increase in the number of telephone users
A new mwltiple switchboard will make
it possible to give better service than
Shawnee has ever received. This type of
switchboard costs three times as much
ptr subscriber as the present one.
Unless you think you waut to maintain
two telephones you should protest
against the granting of a second franchise.
The present company cannot afford to
operate under present rates but neither
can it afford to abandon giving service as
its plant would be of little value if taken
down, so it is forced to remain. It be-
lieves the people of Shawnee are willing
to meet it half way provided on its part
it gives good service and provides every-
one wanting telephone service with a
A POST1VE NECESSITY.
Having to lay upon my bed for 14 days
from a severely bruised leg, I only found
relief when I used a bottle of Ballard's
Snow Liniment. I can cheerfully r«poni-
niend it as the best medicine for bruises
ever sent to the afHicted. It has now be-
comeja positive necessity upon myself.
D. R, Byrnes, Merchant, Doversville,
Tex. 35c, 50c, $t. Sold by Owl drug
xt. if* *** 4s'^4s'4*'4s 4* 4* ^ 4*
Nothing about„the house during summer is as sat-
isfactory as a good, modern refrigerator--and such a
If you should see some of our new models, we feel
sure you would be ready to mortgage your home rather
than be without one--so absolutely cleanable, sanitary,
convenient and economical. But you don't need to do
that to possess one--they're low in price.
Decide today to call and let us show you the latest
improvements in this very necessary equipment to a
well regulated household.
We will also show you our line of water 'coolers,
filters and ice tools, including a variety of labor sav-
ing novelties which will please you.
Pay Your Taxes.
The last quarter for paying taxes at
the First National bank. The^tax bocks
are now open, come at once. is jt '
Investigate. See Us Today
HARRY MEAD COMPANY,
Corner Main and Philadelphia.
SHAWNEE 0. T.
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Halpin, Harry E. The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, May 19, 1905, newspaper, May 19, 1905; Shawnee, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc137801/m1/4/: accessed January 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.