The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 99, Ed. 1 Friday, February 7, 1908 Page: 1 of 6
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VOL. 13—NO. 9S
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1908
THE NEWS—40c PER MONTH.
Prominent Kentucky Democrat Kill-
ed By his Son, Charged with
HID FIVE SHOTS IH SUCCESSION
Jackson, Ky.( Feb. 7.—Former
County Judge James Bargl-s, for
many years a member of the state
democratic executive committee, ac-
cused of complicity in many murders
and a prominent figure in the feuda
which have disrupted Breathitt
county for several years, was shot
and instantly kited in his general
store here by Beach Hargls, his son.
His son fired five shots in rapid suc-
cession at his father, who fell dead
while his clerks were waiting on cus-
AMU LETTER III THE
FAMOUS "MURDER U"
■Hi® police department yesterday
reccdved another letter In the now RANSOM MONEY BEING HELD,
famoug Bast Main street "murder Tangier, FVb. .7.—England's one
mystery." This letter,, different from hundred thousand ransom money is
the others, gave the number of tue
building under which it alleges the
dead body of a murdered man lies
burled, and was mailed in Shawnee,
whereas the others did not give any
street number, and were mailed on
The two previous letters advised
the police to look under the floor of
an Bust Main street restaurant, and
from the description glvtn It was un
derstood that the Variety Store con-
ducted by Mr. Thomas, and formerly
at different times under the manage-
ment of C. C. Little and later Edw.
ljettau. The last leter, It is stated,
gave the number of the place as 315
Baot Main street. Upon the receipt
of the eecond letter Chief Sims and
Bslick made an Investigation of for-
mer place wheih was an ea-3y mat-
ter, as the building is set on blocks
at leaat 2 1-1 feet above the ground.
Chief Sims then made a trip to Tul-
ea, and brought back with him C. C.
Little, who had conducted the store
a short time previously. All kinds
of rumors were afloat, but it was eas-
ily shown that Mr Little was t tire-
ly innocent of any connection with
the letters or with the matter charged
in the leeters, and wa/3 released It
was stated by some persons that a
man called Charley, who had former-
ly been about the place was missing,
but investigation disclosed the fact
that he fa now driving a wagon In
Shawnee. Still others say that an-
other Charley, the son of a blind
man. Is missing. Some even go so
far as to Bay that the odor of the
dead body could be plainly detected
about the places but all of these are
supposed to be mere figments of the
imagination It is not known at this
time what investigations, if any, will
be made, further than what has al-
ready been done.
Further Investigation of the plnr
made today, but so far as could be
learned nothing was found that
would throw any light on the mys-
being held here until the Sultan can
give some assurance that Ealsulia
will be certain to follow its payment
and that he will not be subject to
any further arrests.
it is Btated that Harr/ McLean ar-
rived In this city lant night.
SQUADRON SAILS TONIGHT.
Punta Arenas, Feb. 7.—The Amer-
ican squadron will sail from here to-
night. The vesels have been laying
at Port Chilean during their stay
here. They will be accompanied by
the cruisers as far as Valparaiso.
IS STILL IK
Mr. Currency—When you give your dope, doctor, you feel called upon to hand out such an awfui line
The currency bill before the final vote will be the cause of an unusual number of speeches.—News
Dr. E. E. HEFL1N
Removed to new Chrisney bids., corner
Main & Beard. Tklsphokb 126
SEE THAT 70 FOOT LOT IN 7TH
BLOCK ON N. BROADWAY FOR
(1250 GET8 A NEAT COTTAGE
HOME IN 7TH BLOCK NORTH ON
MODERN 10 ROOM DWELLING
IN SECOND BLOCK NORTH BELL
IS A SNAP AT $3750.
NUMBERS 709 AND 715 NORTH
KICKAPOO ARE SNAP8 IN HOMES
AT $1250 EACH. SEE THEM.
he is Believed to be Still in This
Country Regardless of Reports
ATE DINNER WITH HIM SUNDAY
New York. Feb. 7.—In spite of the
information that has been given out
by the attorneys, who claim that
country and one asserts that he took
dinner with him on Sunday. Not-
withstanding that the general public
know nothing of his whereabout*, be-
yond what has been told by those
who ougWt to be in a position
know, but little reliance can be
placed in any of the reports of his
expecter whereabouts or his move-
ments. One things however, seems
pretty certain that his whereabouts
are anxiously sought for by tho'se
who are financially interested in him
to the amount of several thousands of
dollars If not well Into the millions.
Mrs. Morse said today that her hus-
band was enroute tx> Burope on the
steamer Campania. She said that
she took him to the pier on Satur-
day In an auto. He will return on
the Campania, she said in course of
her conversation. She stated that he
hud taken the voyage for the sole pur-
pose of securing rest. She expects
to hear from him by wireless today
when the boat, touches at Queens-
town. She said that the sons w^re
mistaken when they said that their
father was still in this country.
S<une dirty scoundrel that wanted
\to injure my business started this
CHARLES W. MORSE.
Morse had sailed fbr Europe, it is i
v i> . . u « i.i « *v.«„ and has ben circulated for the last 2
now believed that he is still in this|_
city, or country. His two sons uayl
that their father has not left the
, weeks or more and is a rank lie.
W. A. WRIGHT
CITIZENS SHOULD ACT ON
Every Chair in the City Hall Auditorium Occupied by a
Booster and Many Were Compelled to Stand--
A Plan for Organization Proposed
There was a characteristic meeting .President Stearns arrived. It was
of the 100,000 Club in the city hall
auditorium. Interest was added by
the presence of Hon. Milton Bryan,
member of the lower house of the
suggested by Pike Baker that Repre
sentaXJve Bryan be heard from before
consideration of anything else. Mr.
Bryan was sent for and in the mean-
legislature from the county. Every! time JMr. Stearns and Mr. Clayton
The Real Estate Men
Over Oklahoma National Bank.
MR. CASTLE'S APPOINTMENT.
C. L. Castle and wife are sojourn-
ing In Shawneej enroute from New
Mexico to Arkansas where Mr. Castle
takes charge of the forest reserves
In that state by appointment of the
federal government. Mr. Castle was
an old resident of Shawnee, having
come here in 1897. About 18 months
ago he received an appointment as
projects of the club by attendance, ^on, and was asked to tell about the inspector 0f agricultural land-3 in
New Mexico. He Is now promoted
and transferred to Arkansas His
many friends welcome htm homo and
are pleased to meet his charming
bride whom he inveigled in New
Mexico. All wish him success In bin
new field. ,
chair in the auditorium was occupied, t addressed the meeting at tencth. Mr.
a number being compelled to stand Clayton believed that the city should
during the greater part of the meet-J be paved in order to prepare it for
lng. An unusually large number of. the capital.
ladles indicated their interest in the Mr. Bryan was given a good recep-
Sworn to Honestly and Diligently Ad-
minister the Affairs of the
BANK OP COMMERCE
- «••• j| * OATH Or DIRECTORS. '
BJate of Oklahoma* Pottawatomie County. 58.
We, the undersigned, having been chosen Directors of tbe
Bank of Commerce, Shawnee, Okla., do solemnly swear that we
win bo far as the duty devolves upon ub, diligently and honest-
ly administer the affairs of said bank, and that we will not know-
ingly violate, or willingly permit to be violated, any of the prov-
isions of the laws of the State ol Oklahoma governing Banks
Signed—W. 8. SEARCH,
C. D. RORER,
WALLACE ESTILL, JR.
B. R RAYMOND, (Vice. Pres. Sec«rity Natl. Bank. Okla
GEO. A. HUNTER
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day oif January,
(SEAL) L. C. WEBSTER. Notary Public.
Steps toward permanent organization ^ resolution looking to an amendment
upon a working basis were taken, and of the constitution which he had of*
a committee to consider a oonstitu- (fered in lower house, providing
tion and by-laws was appointed. The (for a vote on the amendment at the
next meeting will be held next Tues- fall election, the amendment provid-
day evening. ' ing for the submission of the question
Secretary A. M. Coffin, in the ab-|of locating the capital to a vote of
sence of President Stearns, called the the people at the regular election two
meeting to order* and asked Judge years hence, a majority vote to b<*
P. O. Cassldy to preside. Upon talt-1 reqiflred for its location, only the
ing the chair Mr. Cassidy spoke of two cities receiving the highest num-
the objects of the club, and submit-(ber of votes at the first election being
ted a plan of organization.
must have leaders, we must
We [voted upon at the second. Consider-
able discussion followed Mr. Bryan's
statement of the status of affairs,
and the representatives replied to a
number of questions that were pro-
John Combs, former represenatlve
from the county, was calKd upon and
It has become very evident that
the local gas and electric company
has exhausted every resource to se-
cure natural gau for Shawnee, and it
is now up to the citizens themselves
to take some action in the matter.
The Mainland people assert that
they are "up against It" as much as
Shawnee Is, and are apparently pow-
drlass to hasten the piping of gas
into Shawnee. It has been proposed
that the city council or some other
body appoint a committee to fully in-
vestigate the matter, and upon assur-
ing themselves of the true status of
affairs, take the measures they deem
necessary to impress upon the nat-
termination is reached by the Flynn
Company to build into Shawnee, the
line can be completed within forty
There is no doubt but that some-
thing definite must be done If Shaw-
nee wants natural gas, and it is un-
derstood that the Mainland Company
is willing at any time to act in unison
with the people of Shawnee In any
sc heme that they may devise. The
Mainlands have a contract by which
Shawnee was to have gas as soon jis
Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City now
has gas and Shaw net; has not Tne
proposition is to find out why Shaw-
nee has been passed by. The Main*
ural gas people the necessity of com- lands are apparently unable to find
pleting their pipe line into Shawnee
at the earliest possible momeDt. It
Is reliably stated that when the de-
out* and a little investigation en the
part of the city council may throw
light upon the matter, at least
huBtlers, we must organize," said he.
His suggestions were briefly these:
Change of name from $100,000 Club"
to "Shawnee Capital Club;" the may.
or of Shawnee to be president and
the mayors or chairmen of trustees
of every town in Pottawatomie Coun-'told of the popularity of Shawnee for
ty to be vice presidents; a ladies' nd^the capital city along the Arkansas
young men's auxiliaries; auxiliary line.
clubs in every village and town In the The matter of organization was
county; the purchase of badges or then taken up again, and a committee
buttons to be worn by all members. was appointed to draw up a constitu-
in good standing; incorporation wlthition and by-laws, this committee to
15 directors, 1-3 from Shawnee and | report at the neat meeting; which
1-3 from outside, to include the offl- has been set for next Tuesday night
cers of the club; bonding of the! ——
treasurer and auditing his accounts; W. E. Thomas, the black face and
six o'clock dinners to be furnished at rural comedian, has added the win
stated intervals by the ladies, the ningest song to his act composed by
cost not to exceed 50c. During the (himself. Do not fall to hear him at
reading of this plan of organization the Broadway Theatoriu mtoday. 7 It
60x140 business corner on paved st,
close in—including good frame build-
ing 28x50, worth $1,000. Ground alone
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