The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 265, Ed. 1 Friday, September 24, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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SHAWNEE. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, IKTIMS6R 4, 1 > .
VOL. 14.—No. 2#5.
DRILLING AT MARIETTA
LOCATES IMPORTANT WITNESS.
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. Z4.—Because
he ordered the address of a cews.
paper changed from Memphis, Mo.,
to Panama City, Panama, the State
was able to locate a witness In the
cases pending In Sapulpa for failure
to enforce the prohibition law. By
accident a copy of a Memphis, Mo,
newspaper reached the attorney gen-
eral's office today, in which a local
Item appeared telling that the per-
son in question had gone to Panama
This witness testified before a grand
Jury in Sapulpa that he had made
$100,000 selling liquor in that town
blank at McCurdy. The full charge
of No. 8 shot took effect In his groin.
He stepped backward about twenty
feet, then forward perhaps ten feet,
gradually sinking to the ground, dead.
The sheriff was notified from a
neighbor's telephone and went at once
to the scene, accompanied by Deputy
Hatfield. They found the body lying
Just as it had fallen. It had not been
touched. The coroner wag also noti-
fied and went to Tecumseh, but learn-
Don Sigmund. a lad of 13 years, ^ that thpre were a number
shot and instantly killed Joe Mc- gf wUnesgeg t0 the killing decided
Curdy, aged 25, this morning about ^at an inquest was not necessary,
st thfi home of Fran«< i u.f<
TRAGEDY RESULTS FROM BAN-
TERING OF YOUTH; SEV-
Most Deplorable Affair Happens
South of Tecumseh This
. Morning at 6:30.
Marietta, Okla., Sept. 24.—The Love
County Oil & Gas Co., which is a
company composed of Ardmore aud
Marietta oil and gas men, has besun
operation. The well drilling outfit
arrived here last week and was con-1
veyed to a point about five miles east
of Marietta, to what Is known as the
Tom Love place. The rig is capable
of going to a depth of 3,500 feet. It
Is confidently expected that oil will
be found at a depth of 1,500 or 2,000
SHAWNEE AND SAPULPA JOINED
IN EFFORT FOR CONNECT-
Sapulpa. Okla., Sept. 24,-Several
delegations of Shawnee men have
TAFT TO STICK TO SHIP.
Washington, D. C., Sept. 24. "Stick
to the ship" is the slogan for Presi-
dent Taf's trip down the Mississippi
River from St. Louis. This means — ,—
that he is not to leave the boat on , been in sapulpa the past few days in
which he travels for any side trips | consullatiou with other men of var-
by rail at any point along the route, i |0ll8 c|ties, talking over the construc
and it shuts out the proposed trip ar-jtlon 0f an interurban railroad from
ranged for him by the people of Sapulpa to Shawnee. For some time
southern Missouri and northern Ar-1 lhis question has been uppermost in
kansas, who had hoped to "borrow" | the fine brains of men who build
the President at Cape Girardeau and , towns an<1 c|t|e8t and it will not down,
swing him around a semicircle I lt !s sail) by those who are in a posi-
through the swamps and land him at [lon t0 know, that the territory tn-
ASKS DIVORCE BECAUSE
WON T PRAY FOR HIM.
6:30 o'clock at the home of Fran.i p|erce an(] Hatfield returned to Te-
Hendrlckson, a mile east and four cumgeh withont the boy, but Pierce
miles south of Tecumseh.
A single-barreled, twelve-guage shot-
gun was the weapon used. The shoot-
ing followed bantering of the boy by
McOurdV. Mrs. Hendrlckson and Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Nix were witnesses.
The affair Is one of the most de-
later accompanied County Attorney
Hunter Johnson to the place and the
lad was brought to Tecumseh.
story of the shooting was about as
the foregoing. He said that It was
the first time he had ever shot a sun
and he didn't know lt would kill any-
plorable in the history of the county. bQdy
Utroc tn Kansas
Young Sigmund lives In Kansas ( Th(1 boy.s gran(jfather was not at
Cfty and has been spending the sum- hpme the t,me of the shooting,
mtsr with his grandparents, Mr. and hav)ng gone to Hotulka to catch the
Mrs. Frank Hendrlckson. He has train. He was intercepted, how-
been sleeping with the hired man, Joe gver Mau(1 a11(j hastened home.
McCurdy, whose home is in Missis- AJ) Qf <he person3 interested are said
sippi. This morning when lt came tQ feo ?00(J subStantial people of ex-
time to get itp, according to the story ce„ent character. The boy is said to
as told by the youlh, McCurdy tor- have tJje bpgt o( parents, and Is a
mented Mm, pulling the hair on his ; bright, agreeable little fellow when
legs and teasing him In other ways ]gt a)one and the dead man was also
to get him out of bed, until he had , conslderea a flne young fellow,
the boy beside himself with anger. (1 relatives of McCurdy In Mis*
The lad remarked that he would kill gIss!pp| have been notified of his
him, or something to that effect, and death
McCurdy banteringly handed him a
single-barreled shotgun. "It Isn t
loaded," said the boy. and McCurdy
"broke" the gun to show him that
it was, "Go on and shoot, or you're
a piker," he said to the boy, adding
"You're not game." He was standing
about ten feet from a small platform
In front of the door. The Slgmunl
boy was standing on the platform.
He Vaised the gun and fired point
It has already been announced in
these dispatches that the schedule, as
finally agreed upon, would not be dl
verted from. This was on the author-
ity of FYed VV. Carpenter, secretary to
His \ the President. Since that announce-
ment was made, the request of the
Missouri-Arkansas people was re-
ceived and turned down. Carpenter
today, In speaking of the matter, used
the words "stick to the ship." This
idea was adopted, because if one var-
iation were made, others would have
to be, and the President would have
eluded In the proposition is the best
in the Southwest for a prosperous
road, and that It will be opened in
due time. The Sapulpa Interurban is
pointing its steel fingers Shawnee-
way today, and it is safe to predict
that next year will see the two fine
cities joined forever.
DIAMOND FIELD MAY LIE
UNDER LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
Mineralist Makes Discovery of Perida-
lite Near River West of City Hall.
LEAVES II 10
QUESTION OF JUSTLY ASSESSING
SCHOOL TUITION COMES TO
TABERNACLE FALLS; TWO HURT
Beaver, Okla., Sept. 24.—The recent
wind sto-m blew down a big taber-
nacle at Como over the crowd. Rev.
Bradshaw and Mrs. Ada Bertllng
were the only two seriously hurt.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept 24—There
may be a diamond field under the city
of Little Rock, If the speculations of
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 24.—If a bride,
although contending that she Is a de-
vout Christian, refuses to Join her
husband in kneeling at family pray-
ers, Is that a cause for divorce
A. F. Barber, a wealthy citizen of
Topeka, gives that as his cause for
divorce in a petition for absolute sep
aratlon, filed in the District Court of
Shawnee County. Barber is 76 years
old and his bride of last June is 06
Barber Is a deacon In the First Bap
tlst Church. At the time of his mar-
riage last June, he says, his bride
agreed with him as to their orthodox
faith and her love for family pray-
ers. Hardly had the ceremony been
performed, however, when she could
see nothing beautiful In the ceremony,
the petition says. "That after their
marriage, he held family prayers, and
she, Instead of acting In sympathy
with him in such services, refused to
kneel during the prayer, and refused
to even bow her head," is his com-
ONE OF THREE WAYS TO GET A
JURY WILL BE EMPLOYED,
Witnesses Have Been Subpoened By
the State; Trial Will Prob-
ably Begin Monday.
ben case were subpoenaed yesterdaji:
May Faust, L. B. Howell, John Hol-
ers, M. L. Rascoe, Joe Murray, Nel-
son Jilts, George Butler, Joe Oowdea,
J. W. Henderson, Jim Roswell, W. V.
Witherspoon, Mark Shaeffer, V. R.
Biggers, Joe Logsdon, Ed Hagner, II,
H. Hagar, Ross F. Lockridge, J, W.
Rubey, M. L. Caldwell, W. E. Verity,
F. B. Reed, W. J. Cole, W. S. Jan*
way. Elmer Hawkins, Hardy Betts, 1
. ... J. DeGraff, B. O. Johnson, D. Cobb,
"The completion of the Sims trial g Q Rwjor> w p Durharo> T tj.
will be followed Immediately by the p. JohnBoa
SUES COMPANY, SAYING
CONDUCTOR TRIED TO
HOLD HANDS ON CAR.
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 24.—The ques-
tion of how to get some revenue for
the school district out of farmers who
move to town In the fall in order to
ot uuue num. « «•"= -f-~- | secure school advantages for their
J. F. Whitlock, of wide reputation as | <;bildren and tben move back to the
a n.t o/nrth He claims agaln before any taxes can be
NEWS W/.NT AD# PAY WEIL
a mineralist, have worth. He claims
to have discovered peridotlte, an igne-
ous rock formation that Is the native
bed In which diamonds are found, on
the bank of the Arkansas River, with-
in the limits of this city. The rock
Js said to be of the same nature as
that in Pike County and In South
AC1 m FERRIS
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 24.—Be-
cause, she avers, the conductor on a
street car winked at her and tried to
hold her hand in a car crowded with
passengers, Ethel Yoakum brought
Bult against the Metropolitan Street
Railway Company in the Circuit Court
today for (3,000.
Not content with humiliating her
with his Improper attentions, she said
In the petition, the conductor signaled
the motorman to start the car as she
was alighting, causing her to he
thrown to the pavement. For Injuries
trial of Judge Maben," said Attorney
General West to The News last night.
General West did not discuss the mat-
ter at all, but another attorney for
the State, when asked how a jury
would be selected, stated that there
were three ways, In any one of which
a jury to try the charges against
Judge Maben could be securcd.
It is now expected that the 8ims
case will be with the jury Saturday
evening. In such an event, the Ma-
ben cases will probably be taken up
Monday morning. Judge Russell has
been assigned to hold court until
Oct. 2, a week from tomorrow.
Assistant Attorneys General Hen-
shaw and Davenport left last night
for Oklahoma City. "I will be back
for the Maben trial," remarked Hen
The following witnesses for the M i
Cutli'P, E. A. Pierce, Hunter Johnson
and A. M. Baldwin.
COAL MINES ACTIVE.
Okmulgee, Okla., Sept. 24.—The
•oal mines at Coal Hill are taking on
new life. The car waeyms are mov-
ing lots of coal and several carload#
are being shipped from Blue Jacket
to Kansas points. It is expected the
new railway via Joplin, Miami, WelcH
to Bartlesville will tap the coal mine*
at this place.
SPECIAL TERM OF COURT.
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 24.—District
Judge Brown of Mangum has been
assigned by the Supreme Court te
hold a special term of the District
Court In Chickasha Saturday, 8ep«.
collected from them by the city, is
bothering C. O. Gose, a school direc-
tor of Hennessey.
Mr. Gose addressed a letter to State
Superintendent E. D. Cameron stating (brown to tne pavement, rur mjuu"
that many farmers were educating ghe sllffered in the fall she asks ss
°°I' i additional $3,000. She says it all oc-
curred on April 10, 1909.
! their children In this way and ask-
j Ing if there is any law by which they
been taken. could be required to pay taxes to
It was Mr. Whltlock's yacht, *'hlch i help support the schools which they
lies anchored In the river Just west Lgtronji,e Assistant Superintendent
of the city hall, that led him to thi* ; ^ w jvufc-ngon replied that under
the school laws of Oklahoma school
directors can make such regulations
C0110II ill 15
hitch in trial of w. F. sims up his duties and was soon sending
hitch ,n progpect|Ve jurors, the court pro
ceedlngs being stopped in the mean-
The open venire was ordered by
Judge Russell Thursday evening when
It was seen that a jury would not br
A special officer was determine!;
upon to serve the papers when the
State objected to the court allowing
Sheriff Pierce to act, on account ol
AT TECUMSED DELAYS THE
Thought Now That Case Will Not Go
to Jury Before Monday
There was nothing doing In the ~(pfor the defendant
Bims trial at Tecumseh today, because Purees ff^ ^ ^
of a hitch In the proceed^ n Frank Earnest was agreed upon to
Frank Earnest, who was agreed upon ^ papers. which were brought
by the State and the defense to serve ^ sh>wn(ip ,as, nlght by sheriff
the papers for an open venire . ^ ^ Earnest could not be Io-
twenty-five from which to conjp rat pd until late This morning he de
the Jury, refused to serve, and Joe cated until late, inni m
Farris was agreed upon after court cllncd to serve and Farris was
convened. Farris Immediately took selected.
discovery. The present low stage of
the Arkansas River has exposed por-
tions of the bank that have not been
out of the water before for years.
While on Ills yacht this morning Mr.
Whltlock's attention was attracked by
fragments of a peculiar looking roek
which was found in considerable
quantities on the bank near the wat-
er's edge. He gathered up several
specimens, examined them closely and
then carried them to Commissioner
Tucker's office and compared them
with specimens from the South Afri-
can and Flke diamond fields. Both he
and Commissioner Tucker are confi-
dent that the olive-colored rock is
"In practically every well that Is
dug in Little Rock. Iron ore contain-
ing mica Is found." says Mr. Whit-
lock. "This goes to Indicate that the
rock underneath the city was formed
by volcanic action. Now, it Is a well-
known fact that peridotlte Is formed
by volcanic action. Hence the fact
that this rock has been found gives
every reason to believe that there is
a vast bed of peridotlte under the
city. This might or might not con-
tain diamonds. Large quantities of
peridotlte are found which do not con-
SAYS BAILEY-BRYAN ROW IS
AIDING TEXAS REPUBLICANS.
as they deem necessary to fix tuition
fees for non-resident patrons of the
schools. He suggests that directors
might also require a certain term of
residence in a town or city before
parents would be entitled to free use
of the city schools for their children.
Cecil Lyon Declares
.Fight Continues He Will Get Bone.
ARM CAUGHT IN MACHINE.
DEPOSIT YOUR MONEY
with its guarantee of safety.
$1.00 OPENS AN ACCOUNT.
BANK OF COMMERCE
Stillwater, Okla., Sept. 24.—Sylves-
ter Williams, aged 17, an employe
at Blumer's meat market, was ser-
iously injured by an accident In the
rear of the market when his arm was
caught In a sausage mixer be was
operating, and before the machinery,
which Is operated by a gasoline en-
gine, could be stopped a large hook
had been tnrust through his right
arm, the hook passing through the
MUCH OF 8TAPLE COMING TO
TOWN AND PRICES ARE
THE LINEN SALE AT THE MAM-
MOTH WILL BE CONTINUED ALL
OIL NEAR APACHE.
Fallis, Okla., 8ept. 24.—C. N. Christ
of Fallis has a flock of Angora goats
that have cleared a farm for him on
Logan County, and at present he has
bunch at work upon his place near
Fallis. Mr. Christ Is of the opinion
that every owner of a brush-covered
farm should purchase a flock of An-
goras. He claims that the goats are
very hardy, and In addition to being
land clearers, the fleece brings In
good prices a' market.
THt NIWIi «s PI* WMK.
Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 24.—Charles
Campbell, the Apache postmaster, has
had two wells drilled on his farm
south of Apache, the water of which
Is unfit for use because of the pres-
ence of oil. A thick black oil covers
the water for a depth of several In
ches. Oil cropping out In shallow
wells Indicates a great deposit In
Nrvs v «fT MV WtlL
OR. 0. H. TAYMAIS
OSec over Shawn** N«Uo«i«l Benk
Fort Worth, Tex., Sept. 24.—On his
way to meet Frank Hitchcock in Ari-
zona and President William Howard
Taft in El Paso, Col. Cecil A. Lyon
Sherman stopped off In Fort Wortn
for a few hours. The Republican com
mltteeman will spend a few weeks
hunting with Hitchcock In Arizona
and New Mexico before returning to
El Paso to meet Taft. He will then
conduct the tour across Texas, leav-
ing the president's special train at
Colonel Lyon was real facetious
over the Bailey-Bryan tariff dispute,
and unbosomed himself to the effect
that this contest between the Demo-
cratic leaders, coupled with Taft's
tour of the State, would likely resul1
in adding Texas to the Republican
column In 191Z and In electing at
least half a dozen Republicans to the
United States Congress next year.
"Let Bailey and Bryan keep o«
scrapping, and, by the way, Randeli
has butted In and made lt three-cor-
nered, and 1 will run away with the
bone before long," be said. "1 think
we have the Democrats going now."
Colonel Lyon also announced the
opinion that few Texas Democrats
cared anything about the tariff. He
also ventured the assertion that If
John A. Johnson of Minnesota had
lived he would have been the man
Taft wouM have been called upon to
beat in 1912.
"But Johnson Is dead and It looks
like Bryan again," added Colonel
Middle-aged woman wanted for gen
eral housework. C ll at once at 1221
Cotton Seed Continues to Bring Much
Better Prices Than Formerly
ASK HUSTON NOT TO ACCEPT.
Guthrie. Okla., Sept. 24.—The local
bar association adopted resolutions
requesting District Judge Huston ol
Guthrie not to accept the place of
United States attorney for the west-
ern district of Oklahoma. The posi-
tion is to bo vacated by John Em-
bry, and the appointment was ten-
dered Judge Huston by Congressman
Bird McGulre. Since action of th«
Today considerable cotton Is being
brought to the local market and ulrQ gTOUii ---■— — —
prices are ranging high Lint this bar aBSOciatlon Judge Huston Is In-
afternoon Is bringing 13.15 to 13.26
and seed cotton as high as 4.05. Cot-
ton seed still remains at $25 per ton,
about double what was paid here a
Yesterday was a banner day for
dined to refuse the place.
FORAKER CLUB ORGANIZED.
nay was a u.uu„r Foraker, Okla.. Sept. 24,-Wlth •
cotton. There were about 225 bales big machine shop and a number of
marketed, averaging close to $R0 a other Industries in sight, the For-
bale, about $18,000 being paid out by aker Commercial Club has been
the buyers during the day. The price ganlzed and proposes to do a ™n-
was boosted forty points yesterday. slderable lot of boosting or s
by the brisk buying. and vicinity. The officers of the clutt
are: T. L. Brawner, president; F. lv.
The Ladles' Aid Society of the Shilder, vice president; Dr. L. T. Wat
First M. E. Church will meet with lace, secretary, and B. B. Hall, trea*
Mrs. Keegan, 310 North Aydelotte, urer,
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.'
Election of officer., thREE LINES, THRtB TIMES. u
Do You Know That There is ft New
ELECTRIC SHOE SHOP
At 207 l>«t Main St.
Where everything Is run by [electric jwwer. This shof t«
}ost as moderns the Up to-Date Shoe Shop, botli wn*d
i and operated by me. Located at 4 West Main St. awl 7
East Main St.
Jame& M. Van Tress, Prop.
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