The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 250, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 7, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. 14.—No. 250.
tHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1909.
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Organized labor in Shawnee and
Pottawatomie County had a great day
The Labor Day pageant in the
morning was the greatest, in point of
union men in the line, ever seen in
At Oak Park the crowd was the
greatest ever known here on a simi-
Benson Park also claimed a large
crowd, the cars to and from the park
being crowded all day long.
The parade was a little late in
starting, It being 10 o'clock before
the pageant got under way The pa-
rade was headed by Chief Marshal
Isaacs and members of the police
force mounted. Chief Hawk, Assist-
ant Chief Spann, Hill, Moore, Hawk-
ins and Darden were all there.
Then came the speakers in car-
riages, followed by the band.
The beautiful Labor Day queen,
Miss Lillie Stone, with her maids of
honor and esoort followed, then came
the labor organizations. The order
of these was as follows:
Boiler makers and helpers.
Sheet metal workers.
Members of Farmers' union.
Marshals ' t '<
C. O. Scott, garment workers.
W. M. Skelton, clerks.
R. R. Perry, machinists.
C. J. Perry, boiler makers and help-
H. W. Doss, carpenters.
C. A. Penrose, painters.
I. N. Haner, stationary engineer*.
J. E. Histed, sheet metal workers.
S. T. Crumpler, coach painters.
J. E. Herron, printers.
Dan Beeler, barbers.
G. W. Smith, stage employes.
Frank Sheram, locomotive engi-
Grover Giles, locomotive firemen
D. E. Burk, carmen.
C. E. Hook, Farmers' union.
Then came the floats. First was
the Loyal American float, then the
Woodmen drill team, then the floats
of Martin's Ice Cream Company, with
three vehicles, showing a Jersey cow,
the source of the cream, then a bevy
of young people enjoying the product
of the factory, then a rig dispensing
"hoky poky" along the route. Then
came the Wells-Fargo Express Com-
pany's wagon, three wagons of Cong
don's laundry, the Bon Ton bakery
wagon dispensing cookies, the Anchor
Bottling Works with free pop, the
fire department, the Reo automobile
that was given away later in the aft-
ernoon, then Shawnee Hive No. 14
of the Maccabbes, then the Shawnee
Milling Company's wagon, followed
by members of the Farmers' Union
In vehicles. Altogether there were
about two thousand people in line.
here, ten thousand seats being pro-
vided by the committee for the occa-
Mayor Frank P. Stearns, a well-
known friend of the laboring man,
was introduced and spoke eloquently
in his well-known style, representing
the city government. C. Tullis, form-
er president of the Trades Assembly
and member of th Typographical
Union, responded in behalf of union
This ended the speechmaklng for
the morning. After dinner W. T.
Fields of Guthrie and Police Judge
Ross F. Lockridge spoke, and In the
evening Hon. Pat Nagle of King-
fisher, Miss Hamilton of the Shawnee
Lyceum and Rev. 0. C. Fontaine of
the M. E. Church (South) were the
speakers. All were heard with the
All of the concessions at the park
were liberally patronized and every-
body appeared to have a good time.
OF THE CITY
LITTLE SON OF PUBLISHER OF
THE NEWS LUCKY IN
The committee on prizes for best
showing in parade was composed of
Misses Jean Stuart Hamilton and
Bessie Leigh of the Shawnee Lyceum
and Mr. G .C. Snowhill of Ringling
Brothers' circus. They awarded the
prizes as follows:
Best showing by labor organization,
garment workers. These were large-
ly young ladles in neat costumes,
carrying parasols, fifty being In line.
Best merchants' float, Martin's Ice
Best float of fraternal organization,
Ladies of the Maccabees. This float
was decorated In white, red and
black—lodge colors—with a profusion
of flowers, and was most beautiful.
The committee of the hive that was
largely Instrumental in getting up the
display was composed of Mesdames
Ford, Collins, Llllethun, Tremble and
Holcomb and Dr. Mitchell.
Perhaps the greatest interest of
Labor Day centered in the drawing
for the Reo automobile. At 3:30 the
tickets, numbering hundreds of thou-
sands, were poured out and well
stirred up, a little girl being- selected
to make the drawing. There were
also six judges chosen to direct the
proceedings. The first card drawn
bore the name of Orville Scott Hayes
Allard, the little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lou S. Allard. Under the terms of
the drawing he was awarded the au-
tomobile. The drawing was witnessed
by a great throng of people. Mr. Al-
lard, father of the lucky winner, pre-
sented the child who drew the card
with a five-dollar bill.
have similar contracts, except that
Kingfisher, Okla., has agreed to pay
$ 10,000 when the road is completed
into Higgins and $10,000 when com-
pleted into Kingfisher.
The Missouri. Oklahoma & Gulf
railroad, which is now being built
south toward Denlson. Tex., is con-
templating the construction north-
ward from Wagoner, Okla., to Jop-
lln. Mo., and a conference between
the road's officials and business men
of Joplin Is to be held in the near
future. The line is now hi operation
from Wagoner south almost to the
Texas State line. It is being con-
structed under the direction of W. B.
Keneflck of Kansas City and was ono
of the lines originally promoted by
Charles N. Haskell, governor of this
The grading was completed during
the past week on the Clinton & Okla-
homa Western to Butler, rails aro to
be laid immediately on this one lap
and grading is to be extended west-
ward from Butler Immediately.
It Is understood that arrangements
have been made for financing the
construction of a new electric lino
from .Jattonvllle, a zinc mining camp
In northeastern Oklahoma, to Joplin,
Mo., and that a bond issue of a mil-
lion dollars Is to be taken by St.
Louis capitalists. The company back-
ing the construction Is known as the
Oklahoma, Kansas & Missouri South-
western. A franchise has been asked
from the Joplin council for a right-
of-way Into that city.
lREACHED THE NORTH POLE
SUPERINTENDENT STONE SAYS
IT IS WORKING BETTER; DIS-
CUSSES INQUIRIES MADE.
At Benson Park.
Thousands of people went to Ben-
Bon Park for the day. There were
all kinds of amusements here, and at
night a fine display of fireworks was
given. In the afternoon an attempt
at a balloon ascension was made,
but It was a failure. The balloon
broke loose from Its moorings and
started upward. Not to be left be-
hind, the aeronaut grabbed the bar
and went up with the runaway, but
was dragged through the trees and
severely injured. As the balloon as-
cended, a bystander was struck in
the head either by the aeronaut's
foot or by the bar and the front part
of his skull was laid open. Aside
from this there were no accidents.
An Orderly Day.
The day, taken as a whole, was
most orderly and the police found lit-
tle to do. There was an unusually
large number of farmers in the city
and all apparently enjoyed a fine
At the Park.
The parade broke up when It ar-
rived at the park, and all were seated
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Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 7—Within
thirty days' time grading will begin
at Dalhart on the Mountain, Valley
& Plains railroad through the Texas
Panhandle country according to Del
W. Harrington, president of the rail-
road company. All profiles, surveys
and estimates have been completed
and work will be pushed toward Dal-
hart from Cimarron, N. M., a town
170 miles northwest. A construction
company has been organized to do
There has never been any doubt
about the road building from Cimar-
ron, N. M., to Guthrie, according to
President Harrington. The company
is chartered under the laws of Texas,
Oklahoma and New Mexico, and has
an executive office in east of these
At Eagle Nest, near Cimarron, a
large dam is in course of construc-
tion by which water from a never
failing source will be converted and
diverted through canals and lateral
ditches and more than 300,000 acres
of fine fruit and farm lands will be
Irrigated. Irrigation projects are also
contemplated for other sections along
the route in Texas and New Mexico.
In Texas the road will traverse
Dallam, Hartley, Hansford, Ochiltree
and Lipscomb counties, opening up
territory hitherto untouched by rail-
roads and developing millions of
acres of fine farming lands. In Okla-
homa the road will traverse Wood-
ward, Kingfisher, Blaine and Logan
oountles, opening up a large territory
where wheat and alfalfa are prolifl-
Dalhart is to be a division point
and the roundhouse, shops and gen
eral offices for both Oklahoma and
Texas will be located at Higgins,
Tex., a town near the border line be-
tween the two states. The road Is
to be in operation over the entire
route within three years.
Under the terms of the contract
with Dalhart the bonus of $60,000
that has been subscribed is not to be
paid until the road is completed to
that city, except that one-fourth
due when the grade is completed,
Nearly all the towns along the route
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 7.—Thirty-
three of the seventy-five sheriffs re-
sponded to the Inquiries of Superin-
tendent Stone of the State dispen-
sary to learn how the prohibition
law was being enforced, and he says
the answers show that the law is en-
forced better than heretofore. To the
question, "Is public sentiment in your
county In favor of the enforcement
of this law?" twenty-three responded
that It was, eight that It was not, and
two reported sentiment somewhat di-
Twenty-nine sheriffs answered there
was no officer of the county to be
blamed for nonenforcement of the
law, while four said county officers
were to blame. Eighteen of the of-
ficers said they needed assistance,
while fifteen answered In the nega-
tive. In answer to the Inquiry wheth-
er conditions in the county wore bet-
ter than before statehood, twenty-
eight said they were, two admitted
they were not and three stated they
were about the same.
One sheriff stated that the chief
shield which whisky and beer dealers
in his section take refuge behind is
the interstate commerce law. An-
other ascribes the difficulty to Joints
handling unlabeled tin-top goods, and
that. It will be necessary to rid the
State of the soft drink resorts. A
southern Oklahoma sheriff says
"There seems to be some kind of
restraining Influence on the part of
the people that they will not lend the
assistance they should to bring jus-
tice to bear."
One of the large counties where
the State has had considerable
trouble In having the law applied
with success is reported upon as fol
"The majority of the people, being
opposed to the prohibition law, and
the trouble of not being able to pro
duce evidence to the Juries to get
convictions in whisky cases, creates,
in tbe mind of tbe bootlegger, the
Idea that he can not be prosecuted to
New York, Sept. 7.—Commander
Peary announces April Cth as the
date of his reaching the North Pole
in a dispatch to the New York Times,
reading as follows:
"Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray, N.
F. Sept. G.—I have the pole April
Gth. Expect to arrive Chateau Bay
September 7th. Secure control of
wire for me there and arrange to
expedite transmission of big story.—
The date Peary refers to is April
of the present year, although not
so stated In the dispatch, as his ex-
pedition to the pole did not leave
until July, 1908.
WIRES WIFE; HER REPLY.
South Harpswell, Maine, Sept. 7.—
Commander Robert E. Peary an-
nounced bis success In discovering
the North Pole to his wife, who is
summering at Eagle Island here, as
"Indian Harbor, via Cape Ray, Sep-
tember 6, 1909.—Mrs. R. E. Peary,
South Harpswell, Maine. I have made
good at last. I have the old pole.
Am well. Love. Will wire again
from Chateau.—Signed, PEARY."
In replying, Mrs. Peary sent the
"South Harpswell, Maine, Septem-
ber 6, 1909.—Commander R. E. Peary,
Steamer Roosevelt, Chateau Bay. All
well. Best love. God bless you.
Hurry home.—Signed, JO."
TOP OF EARTH REACHED.
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 7.—Dr. D.
W. Abercromble, principal of the
Worcester Academy, received the fol-
lowing dispatch at 3 o'clock Monday
afternoon over the Postal Telegraph
"Indian Harbor, N. F., September
6, 1909.—Dr. D. W. Abercromble, Wor-
cester Academy, Worcester, Mass.
Top of earth reached at last. Greet-
ings to faculty and boys.—Signed, D.
Washington,n .C„ Sept. 7 —"Should west alone the coast for quito a dls-
an American first of all place the tance Im fore proceeding away from
stars and stripes at that coveted! land and striking out for tie pole,
sjKit, there is not an American cltiz. n. 1 .should say lie took about the same
at home or abroad, and there are! course this time. Dr. Cook started
millions of us. but what would feel' at Utah, or a place near there, and
a little prouder of being an Anion- crossed over into Grinnell land to
can, and just that added Increment some point on the north coast Bear
of pride and palrltolsm to millions
would of itself alone he worth ten
times the cost of attaining the pole."
Commander Robert E. Peary al-
most three yean ago thus phophetl-
cally outlined his view of the value
and Interest attached to the achieve
where Peary started. Grant land and
Grinnell land form the same body of
land. I think tbat Cook left Grant
land a little farther west than Peary
did. Their courses, however, seem
to have varied little."
Had Tried for Years.
ment he announced In dispatches yes- "Peary's compass was probably
terday. I pocket one," suggested IJeutenantl
The penetration of the frozen Commander J. S. Doddridge, the sol
hearth of the \rctlc circle, the news>erintendent of compasses of th«T
of Peary's feat following close upon naval observatory. In discusslnd
the heels of Dr. Cook's planting of Peary's equipment. "The compasJ
the American flag at. the same spot ,would not point to the real norttl
evoked enthusiastic plaudits In Pole, but the magnetic pole, which a|
Washington. Everywhere among army i Mundsen discovered in 190f . Tht
and navy officers and scientists and magnetic pole is located north oj
official Washington generally. only Hudson's bay and is quito a chsf.-inctf
MCMILLAN AN EDUCATOR.
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 7.—Donald
B. McMillan was an instructor In
mathematics and physical training at
the academy until tbe close of the
school last year, when he was grant-
ed a leave of absence of two years
to go with the Peary expedition to
the North Pole.
COOK SEEMS PLEASED.
Copenhagen, Sept. 7.—When the
report that Commander Peary had
discovered the North Pole reached
here, Dr. Cook said:
"I hope the news Is correct. If
Peary has reached the pole his de-
scription of that region will confirm
words of praise were spoken for
Epoch in History.
"Such wonderful achievements us
this rnakete epochs in the history of
the world," declared Captain Veeder
in charge of the U. S. naval observa-
Captain Veeder greeted the an-
nouncement of Peary's attainment to
the pole with a hearty "good" and
added that he was immensely pleased
to know that the American navy was
at least second in the race.
"Peary adds still another name to
the long list of American heroes,'
Baid Professor Asaps Hall of the ob-
servatory. "The energy he has dis-
played, his persistence and the in-
telligence that he has brought to
bear on this great problem, which
have at last been crowned with suc-
cess, and worthy of all commenda-
Had Expected Peary to Win.
Those persons have associated with
Peary today spoke today as a man
of wonderful capacity for doing
things and they instantly accepted
the statement that he had discovered
the pole. They expected him to
eventually win in his struggle and
from the north pole itself.
"Peary'* attainment of the pot
crowne the worb of expeditions t.ha
hi it i led fop a number of yoaii
His last «'xpedition was in 1 !♦<><; whei
bj m<an of the little Ar< 'n t< ;ime
Roosevelt, and by journeying
eded li iching m|
degrees, <; seconds, north litttan
This was accomplished In April 21|~
1906, after a zig-zag journey in th
An (tic ocean, exactly two year* t
a day before Dr. Oook said to hav
rea b d th< pole. lie reamed tbs |
ai simplifying tne lttaii
in-nt mi the po]< by fifty per cer
and his failure to reach the pole the
was attributed by him to the fa<
that the winter was not a norms
one, being a particularly open wint<
throughout tii - northern hemispher
lie believed that he could ha\
reai bed I hi ;>"i" < hen in spit# of ti
open season if he had known wh.
ual conditions were nort
ward s hi subsequently knew thei
for he would h ; ron
and made a different disposition
Subsequent Trip Easy.
.Inter following in his ste|
and profiting by his experiences,
Don't forget that Thompson & Sen-
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PURCHASER IS EDWARD H.
GREEN, WHO IS NOW EN
Chicago, 111., Sept. 7.—-"Aviation Is
tbe coming pastime sport. It has mo-
toring beaten. I am going to have
an aeroplane for use in Texas," said
Edward H. R. Green of Texas, who is
at the Congress Hotel on his way
home from a visit to his mother, Mrs
Hetty Green, In New York.
"Aviation," he said, "is less danger-
ous than motoring or driving a pair
of horses and It Is more exerting and
Invigorating. The only danger Is In
falling out of the car of the machine,
In which case it would be the same
as In any other long or hard fall.
"An airship is simply a big box
kite with barins Inside, the brains
being the motor and aviator.
"I have ordered one sent to me for
our coming State fair, and If It works
all right the machine Is mine for use
on my plantation."
It was no surprise to the world that ( 'be last expedition, according
he had succeeded. i Commander Peary, could not only
The courses taken by Commander 'aln the pole, but could make del
Peary and by Dr. Cook did not dlf-jsea soundings throughout the centf
fer very materially, according to polar ocean and delineate the ■
Professor Henery Gannett, tho known gap In the northeast col
geographer. line of Greenland from cape Mor|
"It seemed to me that Peary was Jesup to Cape Bismarck.
being delayed when he left a year; Commander Peary a last pnblic
or so ago," said Professor Gannett.1 pearance at Washington was wg
who Is an old friend of the Pearys. President Roosevelt pro-sented to
"Peary's plan was to get up to the'on December 15, 190C, tbe Hubbd
northeastern cape of Grantland,1 medal of the National Geographli
where he made his former prepara- j Boclety, at the annual banquet r
tlons before the Ico closed in. He that organization. It was then ti
had gone previously to the vicinity Peary declared that man tlngenc^
of Lady Franklin bay and the north of Arctic work.
i Do You Know That There is a Ne^
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i East Main St.
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