The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 128, Ed. 1 Friday, March 2, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE NEWS 3 MONTHS FOR $1.00 IF PAIP>f ADVANCE.
THE SHAWNEE WEWS
The Newspaper That Is Making Shawnee Famous.— Fear God, Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil."
VOL. 9—NO. 128.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1906.
10 CENTS PER WEEK.
RETAIL MERCHANTS WILL ORGANIZE NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT
IMDIll RESIGNED NOT IN FAVOR GALES AND GOLD
EFFECTIVE RATE LAW
HE IS WILLING TO CONCEDE THE
AMENDMENTS TO THE BILL,
Court Review of Commerce Commisa-
han't Rates is One Proposition
That He Will Concur
Washington, D. C., March 2.—The
following contribution is made by a
close friend of President Roosevelt on
the latter's wishes regarding the rate
"The president wants an effeotive
bill containing the minimum grounds
for court review. If convinced that
the Hepburn bill, without amendments,
would be legal, he would be against
amendments, but competent legal ad-
visers liave assured him that the bill
would be unconstitutional unless it
contains the court review provision,
hence the president is willing to have
such an amendment in order to save
"President Roosevelt Is willing also
to have three amendments added Lo
the bill. The first, fixing the date at
which the rates made by the commis-
sion shall be effective second, that the
railroad companies shall deposit in
court the cash difference between the
commission's new rate and the old
rate, pending adjudication third, that
the grounds for court review be lim-
ited to determining whether the com-
mission exceeded its authority, and
whether the new rate Is confiscatory.
"If the president's bill Is declared
illegal, It may be announced that he
will continue to fight along other lines
as he is determined to secure govern-
ment control of rates, and If an extra
session of congress Is needed, it will
Chicago, March 2.—Joseph Madill j
Patterson, commissioner of public
works, today submitted his resigna-
tion, effective immediately. He says
his views of the desirability of municl-
pay ownership of public utilities has
been enlarged by his experience in of-
Washington, D. C., March 2.—The
funeral of Prof. Langley, assistant sec-
retary of the Smithsonian Institute,
] and one of the country's most able
aeronauts, was held this afternoon, in-
terment in Boston.
GOAL OIL CAUSED
BIG FIRE THURSDAY
MRS. F. G. CRAWLEY BADLY BURN
ED BY BLAZE WHICH RUINED
Adjoining Residence of N. H. Bates
Badly Damaged and House on
the South Was
While the rain fell in torrents and
a high south wind raged, a fire alarm
was turned In from 428 South Penn-
sylvania avenue, the residence of F.
G. Crawley, a Rock Island fireman,
who was out on the road at the time.
When the department arrived, the
firemen found the house in flames,
which had been fanned to fury by the
high wind blowing through the open
doors. The adjoining residence of
N. H. Bates on the north and a big
•residence on the south were also afire,
and the firemen saw at once that their
efforts must be directed toward saving
those structures, a feat which they
accomplished in speedy shape. The
roof of the residence occupied by Mr.
Bates was burned off, and the Interior
and south side of the place damaged
to some extent. The residence <*n the
south only received a severe scorch
tag. Mr. Crawley's home was totally
destroyed with moat of its contents,
including a new upright piano. The
total loss will exceed $2,500.
In filling a gasoline stove, Mrs
Crawley, by mistake, used coal oil.
The burners refused to light at first,
and Immediately after they l>egan to
burn the explosion occurred. Burn
ing oil and smoke filled teh room In
a second, and Mrs. Crawley was very
seriously bcrned about the hands,
arms, face and upper part of her body,
She Is resting easily today, though suf
fering considerable pain.
Chicago, March 2.—Judge Humph-
reys, at the request of the packers'
counsel, today ordered District Attor-
ney Morrison to produce in court ev-
erything he received from the depart-
ment of commerce bearing on the case.
The packers asked particularly for the
names of two hundred witnesses.
Washington, March 2.—The senate
committee on the Philippines today
refused by a vote of eight to five to
make a favorable report on the Phil-
ippine tariff bill. It Is proposed to let
sugar, tobacco and rice come In at
25 per cent less than the Dingley tariff
rates for three years, and after that,
without duty, and to authorize free
trade on other articles. The beet
sugar and tobacco Interests fought the
Following the hot, windy weather of
Thureda- a rain fell for about an hour
after which the wind changed to west
and today at 7 a. m. the mercury regis-
tered 2ti above, a fall of thirty de-
grees in twelve hours. Today a
strong northeast wind has blown all
day, and Indications are for colder
WAVE PREVAIL TODAY
KANSA8, OKLAHOMA, INDIAN TER-
RITORY AND TEXAS WILL GET
MERCHANTS TO MEET
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL
CIRCULATE PETITIONS FOR
Mohammedans of the Caucasus have
a religious ceremony called "Chucksee
Wucksee." It is a ceremony in which
the fanatics cut and wound themselves
in the following ghastly fashion, ac-
cording to a traveler: "Each man
grasping a kinjal in his hand, brought
it up in front and down on the crown
of his head. Almost at every stroke
the blood gushed forth and soon one
man after another became a stagger-
ing ,blook-soaked figure."
(Session Will Also Attend to Matters
Connected With New Advert!*,
ing for the
The Chamber of Commerce held a
session Thursday evening in the office
of Justice Reasor at the city hall,
with a considerable number of business
and professional men in attendance.
President H. G. Beard called the meet-
ing to order, with Secretary Milton
Bryan at the desk.
Harry Mead real a letter, explan-
atory of the Oklahoma City Business
Men's League, which is conducted <n
connection with the Chamber at Com
merce there, and he explained the
benefits derived from such an organ!
G. H. Kerfoot and other retailers
agreed with him, and on motion of
r, W. Johnson, n committee composed
of Messrs. Johnson, Kerfoot and Mead,
was appointed to solicit the attend-
ance of all retailers of the city for a
meeting to be held next Thursday ev-
ening In the council room at the city
hall, for the purpose of organizing
a Credit League.
IT WILL PAY YOU
To come here tomorrow for eatables. We will have a fine display cf
Fresh Vegetables from the coast country, Lettuce from home and for-
eign greenhouses and no lack of variety of good things'.
FRESH EGGS, 2 DOZ, 25c. RIPE BANANAS TOMORROW, DOZ. 1 5c
Large Navel Oranges, doz. 40c.
Medium Oranges, doz. 30c.
Fancy Bananas, dozen 20c.
Full Ripe Bananas, doz. 15c.
New York Cream, lb. 20c.
New Brick, !b. 25c.
Swiss, lb. 25c.
Bernice Creamery, lb. pkg. 30c.
Fancy Tub, lb. 35c.
Swift's Hams, lb. 16c.
Helmet Hams, lb. 14c.
California Hams, lb. 10c.
Gold Band or Premium Bacon,
by the piece, per lb. 21c.
Colorado Potatoes, peck 25c.
Colorado Potatoes, bushel (60
Sweet Potatoes, peck 30c.
Home-Grown Potatoes, peck 20c.
Pure strained, 10 oz. jar 25c.
Flower Seeds, Garden Seeds.
McNIEL & SMILEY'S C
F. W. Chrlstner asked for informa-
tion regarding the Pennsylvania oil
well, and F. D. Reed stated that part
of the money subscribed was yet in
the bank, and that a contract had been
made with Noble Bros, to begin drill
lng at the present well next Mon'flay.
An invitation from the St. Louis
Commercial Club, requesting two dele-
gates from the Shawnee Chamber of
Commerce to attend a meeting of all
Commercial Clubs of Missouri, Arkan
sas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Kan
sas, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas,
each to be represented by two dele-
gates, to arrange a program for the
better advertising and settlement rf
the southwest, was read, and on mot
ion, the invitation was accepted and
Secretary Bryan and one other mem'
ber will attend the convention on Apr.
1C and 17.
Several propositions from variola
enterprises were read and the secre-
tary given proper instructions.
F. W. Christner urged that an ad'
vertising pamphlet and also cards
etc., for Shawnee and the county be
printed at once under the auspices of
the Chamber of Commerce. On mot
ion of C. W. Johnson, after discussion
by all present, everyone of whom
agreed on the necessity of the move,
Messrs. Bryan, Christner and John-
son were appointed to investigate the
cost and forms and report at the
meeting Thursday night. The ses-
sion then adjourned.
MASKED MEN SCARE
SANTA FE WILL NOT
RAISE OIL RATES
Cold Wave Will Spread Over South-
west in the Next Twelve Hours,
Accompanied by Snow
Kansas City, Mo., March 2.—Severe
gales and colder weather prevail in
western Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas
today. The maximum velocity of the
wind reported officially from various
places is as follows: Amarillo, Texas,
36 miles; Dodge City, Kansas, 16
miles; Fort Worth, Texas, 38 miles;
Oklahoma City, Okla., 46 miles.
Rain, sleet or snow accompanies the
wind. A cold wave Is expected to-
night to reach Oklahoma, western
Missouri, eastern Kansas and Indian
Territory. It was freezing In Oklaho-
ma this morning.
A severe blizzard is reported
raging in Wyoming and western Ne-
braska, with considerable snow ac
companying the high west winds.
will wait and appeal to the next tegi*
lature for an amendment or the re-
peal of the law, which is eonfis-cai.ury.'*
Governor Hoch is much pleased '©<
hear that the roads have given up tbf.
fight, and today Bald that nobody J*.
Kansas wanted an unfair law on th«
statute books, and if the roads will
appear before the legislature with
facts and figures, a satisfactory con-
clusion can be reached. The fear of
radical action by the people Is consid-
ered in some quarters as the reason for
the railroads' backdown.
Most Expensive Eggs.
Large sums are paid for the
of the aepyornis or moa, a gfganthr-
wingless bird of from twelve to four
teen feet In height, which, as long age
as 200 years, was already dying oat
In Madagascar. In appearance th*
bird much resembles the ostrich, asut
Its eggs are one foot in length. The
first specimen was brought to Europe
(Paris) by a French merchant b 18E3
and caused quite a sensation from: that
amount of interest It atraefced.'.
Let us figure with you on yow
house painting. Wlrfs Paint A Glass
SHREVEPORT IS EXCITED, BUT
THE MEN MERELY WANTED
TO IMPRESS NEGROES.
Best Citizen* Dressed Up in Old Kox-
lux Klan Clothing in Order to
Warn the Colored
Shreveport, La., March 2.—Fifty
mounted and masked men, ^tearing the
garb described la Thomas Dixon's
novel, "The Clansman," paraded the
negro quarter last night following th'J
elocution of Charles Coleman for rape
and murder of a white girl.
The appearance of the Klan fright-
ened both negroes and whites, but
the police Investigated and found that
the men are reputable citizens, hence
do arrests were made. The negro
.population Is leaving the town.
Hot chocolate with wKippadr
Cockrell, the druggist. „
Good resident lots In all parts at
Shawnee. Prices and terms reasona-
ble. Kcrker, Gardeer & Kerker. 24-tf
New four room cottage, barn, ta*
well, 50 foot lot, north of Main atiMt,
fine location. Price $800.
Two story brick building oil
street, goes for $9,000.
Two story brick building oa
street. Price $12,500.
Good two rtory brick building wt
side street at $6,000.
One ptory brick building on si#s
street at $3,500.
Two fine buslnes* . 'ofs on Wort#
Broadway, price J2.JB0 aach.
Good 4 room house on North Parih '•
street, close in, good well, cellar, Ite.i
140 foot lot. ThlB Is a bargahi^V
$1,250, and our terms are Only $
cash and balance on monthly Inst
RESTAURANT—One of the be«r
Shawnee average daily Bales $75. UT
is a snay for you, and our price
right. See me at once If you waa?
good money maker.
C. E. EASTERWOOD,
119 E. Main St. Phone M
THE ROAD OFFICIALLY ANNOUN-
CES THAT IT WILL NOT FIGHT
Judge Loomis for the Pacific States
That He Cannot Make Any State-
ments for Other
Topeka, Kan., March 2.—Following
the statement by Judge Smith for the
Santa Fe system, made to show that
the road will not endeavor to break
the maximum freight law for oil, N.
H. Loomis, general counsel for the Un-
ion Pacific, said today; The action
of the Santa Fe means that other roads
in Kansas will not increase the oil
rates. I cannot speak for the other
roads, except in a general way, how-
ever, but I believe the other roads
FOR SALE—All kinds of body and
|ob type at The Shawnee News. CO-tf
From Pen to Jail.
Sheriff Grace today placed C. C.
Phillips, formerly Santa Fe agent at
Wanette, in the county jail on a
charge of grand larceny. Phillips
was released on February 28 from
the penitentiary at Jefferson City, Mo.,
and the sheriff Immediately arrested
him and brought him on requisition
to this county for trial.
We receive deposits of $1 and tip.
BANK OF COMMERCE,
East Room Whlttaker Bldg.
Our new lines of Spring Shoes have arrived and are well
worth seeing. Styles are pretty, built to fit and lit to wear and
Wlchert & Gardiner's High Grade line of Oxforda, Buttons,
Matinees and Lace In Dres^ and W&lkiLg lasts, $1.50 and $1.
Dorothy Dodd's reliable sli^pe retainers in Bluchers, Buttons
and Lace, Kid and Patent Kid, from $2.50 to $3.50.
Drew Selby Fine Shoes for Ladles:
Full Dress Patent Kid Biucher $J.l>0
Pat Vamp Doublln Walking Last $S.*0
Plain Kid, No Cap, Cuban Heel, Biucher $2.50
MADDEN, JARRELL & GEE
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Halpin, Harry E. The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 128, Ed. 1 Friday, March 2, 1906, newspaper, March 2, 1906; Shawnee, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc137926/m1/1/: accessed November 12, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.