The Shawnee News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 174, Ed. 1 Friday, February 9, 1912 Page: 2 of 6

OTIS B. WEAVER Publisher
1,01 S. ALLABI) A l#tant Business Manager
Business Office Phone 278.
Editorial Office Phone 321.
Entered as Beoond-oUas matter Dec.
under act of March 3, 1879.
4, 1911, at Shawnee, Okla,
By carrier, per week 10c
Oae month, by carrier 40c
One month, by mall 50c
Three montha, paid In advance $1.00
Six montha, paid In advance $2.00
One year, paid in advance $4.00
By mall, six 6j}c
By mall, one $1.00
There Is some ground for com
plaint in the attempt of self cons ti!
tuted party loaders making up tick
ets for delegates from precincts in [
which they do not live. It is tho
essence of democracy to let the
voters In each precinct either make
up their own tickets for delegates
or else print all the names of men
who are candidates for delegate oil
one ticket and let the voter mark
out those he does not want to rep-
resent him.
The latter method is practically
the system followed in the regular
primary election.
It would save any possible sore
spots In future elections If it were
adopted by tho precinct committee-
men of Shawnee and tickets con-
taining the names of all the can-
didates for delegate from each pre-
cint were printed on one ballot.
This would give the voter a chance
to select the men he wanted to vote
for or write in their names if be
preferred some ono else.
It is the voice of the people that
is wanted in holding primaries and
not the election of a bunch of dele-
gates whom some one outside of the
precinct can control.
It would appear that Shawnee is to
enjoy the expensive luxury of two or
three weeks of "courting" before we
will know whether we are to have a
general recall in the way of a big
city election or a couple of little re-
calls in the way of a municipal elec-
tion for two councllmen and two
school board men, and a recall elec-
tion for three members of the school
board. Well, If the courts must de-
cide It all, let's get busy and get into
court on an agreed statement of facts
that will decide all the legal points
at issue. The main body of the cltV
7ens want to do the right thing and
to have the right thing done to them
and if all parties will unite to expe
dite matters the disputed points can
be put before the courts at an early
date and be settled in time to have
the election of whatever kind it is
on the regular date.
Of one thing we feel convinced and
that is that under the charter the
city has a right to manage, call and
direct Its own elections. We think
that question has been granted by
the constitution, is provided for by
the charter and has been upheld by
the supreme court It will be neces-
sary to test this matter here, how-
ever, because the election board has
already called an election and the
mayor and council will ignore this
Real "Quality" in Motography.
"Love Finds a Way"
Vltagrapb comedy drama. An elope-
ment on a hand car. The elopers
meet a minister, take him on board,
and while they are leading their
pursuers, In an auto, at a fifty-mile
pace, he makes two hearts one.
"Their Last Chance"
Selip comedy of the laughter pro-
ducing kind—telling a story of a
Western boarding house, the land-
lady^ two marriageable daughters,
an old maid and some of the board-
ers who create plenty of amuse-
ment for the spectator.
"The Pathe Weekly"
Many notable events in this issue.
Army vs. Hary foot-ball game—the
biggest event of the current athletic
season—and many other happenings.
See it every Thursday and Friday,
Every democratic voter In Shaw-
nee should attend the primary elec-
tion in his precinct tomorrow eve-
ning and vote his sentiment whether
he is for Clark, Wilson, Bryan or
Harmon he Is vitally interested in
the selection of competent, hone3t
and representative delegates to the
county convention. This county
ought tp send a delegation to Okla-
homa City to tho state convention
that favored good, able and upright
men uninstructed to the national
convention, but with the assurance
that they would vote Intelligently
for a progressive candidate on a
progressive platform.
Tho state convention may not do
this, it may endorse some one of
tho leading candidates. The county
convention may be strong enough
one way to lead the majority to en-
dorse one or the other of the lead-
ing candidates, but it is not good
politics either for the party or the
The voters, however, will get their
first and last say in the primary to-
morrow evening. It will be his own
fault if he does not attend and have
his say In the matter of who shall
represent him.
Somehow or another we have never
been able to view this "Boy Scout"
movement from the right, angle to
get much enthused over it. Amer-
ican boys as we know them are born
scouts with the democratic proclivity
of selecting their leaders for the
qualities of daring and originality that
prove their fitness for leadership in
boyish games, sports, fun and mis-
chief. In our public school system
the same principle and unwritten
code prevails, and in the end the
natural law of the survival of the
fittest obtains.
This boy scout movement with its
English origin smacks a little of
snobbishness, and there is a suspicion
of Little Lord Fauntleroyism about it
that inclines an adult American to
the belief that it is much ado about
nothing in particular. We of the
west live very close to nature as it
is Our boys learn naturally all they
need to know about camping, cook-
ing and hunting and this "boy scout"
proposition looks a great deal like a
pure fad. We may need education
on this line—and probably do, but
we believe that courage and kindli-
ness of heart, good manners and
chivalrous conduct are a part of the
home training and birthright of an
American boy and that he does not
need to be organized Into semi-mill
tary companies to sccure this train
ing. With a compulsory school law
and the opportunities offered in the
school room for rightful training of
rich and poor alike, the scout move-
ment to say the least appears super-
Dollars and Sense
It takes SENSE to earn and save Dollars. Most men have
ability to make morfey, but 'ack the SENSE to save it. Why not
have a heart to heart talk with yourself and determine if you
might not exercise more senae in your money matters? Make use
of the bank more in all your financial dealings. You will learn a
lot about business if you do.
The National
Bank of Commerce
I hereby announce that 1 am a can*
dldate for the office of State Senator,
for the 13th Senatorial District, com-
posed of Lincoln and Pottawatomie
Counties. Subject to the Democratic
Primary August 6th, 1912.
has not really been settled as yet
but In' any event the bill will not
die until December 4, 1913, and as
soon as 1 am sure what is going to
be done in the premises, I will call
on you for such proof as Is needed
to present the matter to the public
building committee, and we will
present the matter to them.
Very sincerely yours,
eliminated, und an even wider field
of foreign cartoons haB beet, cov-
Letter From Hon. Scott Ferris
Shows That We Arc On the Way.
House of Repiesentatives, Washing
ton, February 5th, 1912.
Hon. Otis Weaver,
Publisher of The Shawnee Herald,
Shawnee, Oklahoma.
My Dear Mr. Weaver:
I am herewith enclosing a copy
of a bill recently lnrtoduced provid-
ing for a public building for your
city as per my telegram to you of
recent date.
There Is some opposition being
made to the bill by some of the
members who wish to postpone the
omnibus federal building bill until
the short session and the matter
Get your boosting habit on for
this promises to be one of the best
years ever experienced In this city
and county in the way of develop-
ment. The Little River drainage
problem; the building of the M. O.
& Q. railroad and the two big univer-
sities in Shawnee are Just a few of
the things that will make this sec-
tion hum.
Real improvements on an already
bright and entertaining periodical
are shown In the February number
of "Cartoons." the second lsBued.
which was published on the fifth. As
In the first number, there are more
than 201) reproductions of the clever-
est and timeliest cartoons of cur-
rent American and foreign publica-
tions. bat to these have been added
eight pages of fine half tohe repro-
ductions. A feature Is the cover de-
sign by John T. McCutcheon of the
Chicago Tribune, and the full page
portrait of this world famed cartoon
1st with a typical example of his
style and a sketch of his achieve-
ments. !n the February number all
difficulty of reading the lettering In
the reproduced cartoons has been
The Heater That
Never Grows
Easy Payments
Prompt Delivery
No Charge For
Says After Clark Bryan Is Strongest
II. It. 18914.
In the House of Renresentatives,
January 27, 1912.
Mr. Ferris introduced the follow-
ing bill; which was referred to the
committee on public buildings and
grounds and ordered to be printed.
A Kill.
Providing for the purchase of a site
and the erection thereon of a pub-
lic building at Shawnee, Okla-
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America, assem-
That the Secretary of the Treasury
be, and he is hereby, authorized to
purchase or acquire, by condemna-
tion or otherwise, a 6ite for and
cause to be erected thereon a suit-
able building, with fireproof vaults
therein, for the use and accommoda-
tion of the postoffice in the city of
Shawnee, Oklahoma.
The plans, specifications, and full
estimates for said building shall be
previously made and approved ac-
cording to law, and shall not ex-
ceed, for the site and building com-
plete, the sum of two hundred thou-
sand dollars, which sum is hereby
appropriated out of money in the
treasury not otherwise appropriated:
Provided, That no money appropriat-
ed for the purpose shall be avail-
able until valid title for the site of
the said building shall be vested in
the United States.
1 quote the following from Mr.
Murray's statement of yesterday:
"Let me make you a proposition:
Would you and your friends, as rep-
resentatives of the Clark forces, be
willing when we reach the state
covnention to call a roll upon the
various candidates, then if Clark
leads the Wilson men go to Clark
in a solid body and give him in-
structions to vote for him so long as
his name is before the convention,
but in the event his name is with-
drawn to vote for Wilson, or if Wil-
son is in the lead, reverse the order
of the instruction, give Wilson first
and Clark second, dividing the dele-
gation for the larger part between
the Wilson and Clark men?"
Mr. Murray assumes authority *„o
speak for the Wilson delegates yet
to be elected.
I have no authority to bind any
man favorable to Champ Clark, ex-
cept myself. I am just one demo-
crat. But I have stated this to Mr
Murray and also to another proml-
ent and active Wilson worker: That
the democrats of this state owed this
delegation to Champ Clark on ac-
count of past services rendered the
state and his party, and that if the
progressive democrats of this state
would unite in instructing this dele-
gation to vote for him as long as
there was any reasonable prospect
for his nomination, I would pledge
my individual efforts to help elect
only progressive delegates to the
national convention, and legeates
that would not vote for a reaction-
ary candidate, but they failed to in-
dicate that they were favorable to
this proposition.
As to my being able to pledge
the Clark men on second choice for
Wilson, I can only pledge myself,
and I want to say that I think that
William J. Bryan would make a
stronger candidate than Mr. Wilson,
and that he has been a consistent
progressive; he has never changed
his mental clothes as to the rights
of the people, and I far prefer to
go from Clark to Bryan.
Mr. Wilson in the fifth colume of
his "History of the American Peo-
ple," commended President Cleveland
for sending the federal troops :o
Chicago during the Pullman strike,
without any application therefor
from the state authorities. In the
same volume he touches upon gov-
ernment by injunction by referring
to the use of the boycott as a sys-
tem of terrorizing those who would
not yield to their demands, and that
"the courts were forced to execute,
sometimes very harshly, the law
against conspiracy, fitting formulas,
Oranges Half Price
Twenty boxes, 20c to 25c size, sweet Seedless Navals, tocorrow only
2 Dozen For 25 Cents
Fresh Vegetables are now on again in a limited way but the quality Is
fine. Fresh Tomatoes, Celery and Lettuce are fine fancy quality.
Genetin and Wine Sap Apples cannot fall to please. Plenty of nice
ones, peck .45c and 55c
POTATOES—Big smooth, nice ones, bushel $1.40
BULK OLIVES—SPECIAL—Just to have you try these to know their
superior quality we will sell (Saturday only) one full pint ,(20c reg-
ular) for ...10c
GENUINE SWISS CHEESE—For Saturday only and in one pound lots
we will sell, per lb 35c
Fresh Newefchatel Cheese, 3 packages for 25c
Columbian Milk, 5c size, special, 7 cans 25c
Other Groceries That Save
You Money
FRESH COUNTRY EGGS—Strictly country gathering, dozen 25c
We deliver promptly. We sell for cash. It will pay you to learn
our prices.
Shocking Sounds
in the earth are sometimes heard be
fore a terrible earthquake, that warn
of the coming peril. Nature's warn-
ings are kind. That dull pain or
ache in the back warns you the Kid-
neys need attention if you would
escape those dangerous maladies,
Dropsy, Diabetes or Bright's disease.
Take Electric Bitters at once and
see backache fly and all your best
feelings return. "My son received
great benefit from their use for kid-
ney and bladder trouble," writes
Peter Bondy, South Rockwood, Mich.,
| "it is certainly a great kidney med-
icine." Try it. 50 cents at all drug-
Nature does pretty well, taken by
and large, the way Sam Blythe took
things before he reformed, but there
is no doubt that a lot of rain is
Read Thin.
This certifies that we have sold
Texas Wonder for a number of year®
and find it to be the best Kidney,
Bladder and Rheumatic remedy we
have e7er sol''. We have as yet to
hear the first complaint. Shawuee
Drug Co., Cor. Main and Broadway. •
Everything doesn't come to those
who wait, and the loafers who say
it does should cast about for another
excuse, of which there is such a
large variety.
He Won't Limp Now.
No more limping for Tom Moore
of Cochran, Ga. "I had a bad sore
on my instep that nothing seemed
to help till I used Bucklin's Arnica
Salve," he writes, "but this wonder-
ful healer soon cured me." Heals
old, running sores, ulcers, bolls,
burns, cuts, bruises, eczema or piles.
Try it. Only 25 cents at all drug-
We are iu favor of Woman's
'Rights to this extent: No woman
should take In washing to support
an able-bodied husband in the lux-
ury to which he has been accus-
This is an excellent toilet ac-
cessory for the Bath. Softens
hard water and perfumes It p'
the same time.
Price, 25c.
Wallace Mann
Phone 40. Opp. City Hall
Delivery Day or Night.
To The Public
IVe linir discontinued the free de
livery of lumber, but where It Is an
convenience to the customer, we wll.
be glad to look up n deliver) wagon.
We have an arrangement with one
of the transfer companies which
will insure prompt service and also
gives the customer the benefit of as
low a price as we could possibly get
consistent with good service.
Taylor Lumber Co
Corner th and Okla. l'hone 112.
Pantier Grocery Co.
Cut Rate Grocers
Three Phones. Prompt Delivery. A Fresh Meal Dept.
i f;«
originated in an age gone by." He
also places the Chinese as superior
toour Polish and Hungarian popu-
lation. He refers to the proposals
of the Farmers' Alliance as coming
from "crude and ignorant minds."
The platform of 1896, he says,
"uttered radical doctrines of reform
which sounded like sentences taken
from the platform of the people's
party." He says of the campaign of
1896, "The battle was to be won by
argument, not by ridicule or terror
or mere 6tubborness of vested in-
terests. It was won by argument."
This was Mark Hanna's campaign
argument. He then speaks approv-
ingly of the demonetization of the
silver dollar in 1873, and the act of
1875 for resumption of specie pay-
ments by the country, but questions
the decision of the supreme court of
the United States validating the legal
tender notes.
He openly supported Palmer and
Buckner and opposed Mr. Bryan in
1896. vVe do not know how he voted
in 1900, but we do know that, al-
though he was a registered voter In
Mercer county in 1908, he failed to
vote atail, at least showing great
indifference to the fortunes of the
democratic party in 1908 when W. J.
Bryan was defeated for president by
Mr. Taft.
True, a man can honestly change
his opinions, but he ought at lea3t
to be put on a reasonable probation
before he is made commander-in-
chief of the great army of reform
after he has fought reform so long
and so stubbornly; also he has never
stated that he regretted that he op-
posed Mr. Bryan in 1896 or that ?ie
was wrong in doing If, or that- ho
was wrong in not going and voting
for him in 1908. He comes out on\v
and advocates the initiative and rei-
erendum and publicity in elections,
and such reforms that all progres-
sive democrats agree on, but he hau
never repudiated his acts in bolting
the national democratic ticket and in
subscribing to every dogma and ev-
ery act of Grover Cleveland who
wrecked the democratic party.
I am here to say that Champ
Clark is more available than Mr.
Wil8on, for if Mr. Wilson were o
be nominated the republicans would
give great publicity to his past rec-
ord and his writings would haunt
us in every precinct in these United
Besides, Governor Wilson has a
bitter fight on in his own state, and
it is very doubtful whether or not
he will have a solid delegation from
New iersey supporting him in the
national convention, it being gener-
ally conceded that one congressional
district will be against him, and in 1
that statu the delegations come by'
congressional districts and not by1
an Instruction from the state con-1
ventlon. I
Besides, the democratic * organi/.a-
tion is in a turmoil in that state.1
The state committeeman from Mer-
cer county, the county in which
Princeton is located, recently came
out in an article which he berates
him for being disloyal to his friends
and placing his enemies in office ao
as to placate them and keep them
from fighting him.
This state should be consistent in
paying a debt of gratitude to a great
benefactor, and also in supporting
him because he is the most con-
sistent progressive democrat there is
in the race. He stands shoulder to
shoulder with all of them in ability.
Whilst Mr. Wilson was writing
books, Clark was in the halls of
congress standing for the rights of
the people, not one particle of that
record has he to apologize for by
saying that he has changed his mind.
Don't forget the big special Sun-
day dinner at the City Cafe, 35 cents.
Good Advice About Traveling
to the Far West and Norlhwesf
Don't leave your arrangements
until the last minute. Right now is
the time for you to begin to get
ready. You will want to take advan-
tage of the low price tickets which
go on sale March 1st and for sev-
eral weeks. The best thing to do-
is to see me very soon about your
trip. I am employed by the "Bur-
lington Route" to help you in every
way possible. No matter where you
want to go in the far West, North-
west or the Pacific Coast, I can
give you complete information about
it. I can probably save you some
expense too, and take the little de-
tails off your mind, even to engag-
ing your sleeping berth and deliver-
ing your tickets into your hands.
Please call at my office or drop me
a postal asking what you want to
know. H. 8. Jones, Southwestern
Passenger Agent, C., B. & Q. R. R.,
823 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
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