The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 291, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 4, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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THE 8HAWNEE NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, l#ltl.
THE NEWS, THilEfi MONTHS.
FIRE RAGING IN
THE CITY OF MUS-
Fortification Daiiiugcd ami great
Quantities of Timber For Re-
Rome, May 4.—A destructive fire is
raging at Messina which threatens
the entire city with destruction. The
fortifications together with great
quantity of timber for reconstruction
has been burned. Many persons
have been injured in an effort to
subdue and escape from the fire.
The fire is supposed to have been the
work of some incendiarism. Follow-
ing the storm of Monday the fire
caused consternation among the in-
habitants who blame the Halley
comet, and are predicting the end
of the earth.
line, and the bow of the Ligonier was
The wireless aboard of the Lig-
onier immediately notified the shore
calling for assistance alter which the
fog put the wireless out of commis-
sion. Nothing further was heard
from the steamers until this morning
when the Ligonier reported herself
safe at Massachusetts Bay. After
the collision Capt. Folker, with three
members of his crew, decided to try
and beach the sinking Santruces
while the other members of the crew
were transferred to the Ligonier.
With the ste&rn partly submerged
and the water rapidly approaching
the engine room she finally made
Provinctown just in time to be
beached without delay. It was feared
for a while that the Ligonier had
Boosters Held Veritable Love
Feast At The Baptist Church
THE FLAMES SPREAD VERY
Hundreds of Persons Have Been
Injured and Many Lost in the
Tokio, May 4.—Hundreds of per-
sons were injured and many others
are missing as the result of a fire
yesterday which destroyed seven
thousand buildings at Amoria. The
flames spread very rapidly after the
fire got under way and the entire
town was almost destroyed. It
would be impossible at this time
o make any estimate of the dam-
ages that have been sustained
Search began this afternoon for dead
bodies of the missing and which are
generally believed to be in the
TAFT REACHES ST. LOUIS.
Reached the Bluff City at 8 O'clock
Evening With Large Attendance
t. Louis, Mo., May 4.—President
Taft arrived at eight thirty this morn
ing, and was mt at the Union Sta-
tion by the mayor and a delegation
of prominent business men. He will
have a strenuous day ahead of him
great preparations have been
made for ntertaining him during his
stay in the city, and as St. Louis
never fails to do the proper thing
for her distinguished visitors, she
will be found equal to all former
occasions of this kind.
President Taft said that he had
been away from Washington for
several days and really did not
know what had been done with the
railroad bill which was pending in
congress when he left the capital,
but that he proposed to have a bill
that would be perfectly satisfactory
or none at all. If the present bill
should be passed and is not what is
wanted in my estimation, of what is
right and proper in the interest of
the cuntry, I will crtainly place my
veto on it.
This might be regarded as an ex-
pression of his disapproval of the
policy of the insurgents and their
attack on past legislation. He ad-
dressed the farmers' convention at
11 o'clock this morning and will at-
tend two of the ball games this af-
Shawnee boosters held a veritable
love feast last night, on the o casion
of the six o'clock supper at the
First Baptist church. About three
hundred of Shawnee's loyal citizens,
both men and women, gathered about
the banquet board and enjoyed the
many good things that the excellent
cooks of the Baptist church had pre-
pared for their supper.
It was one of the good old joyful
kind of assemblages, like Shawnee
used to have a number of years
ago. Only this time there was so
much material progress over which
to rejuoice that the coming together
had a greater signifi ance than any
other such congregation in the his-
tory of the city.
"WHAT IT TAKES TO BOOST."
Following the banquet, Mr. F. B.
Reed as toastmaster, called for or-
der, and after some selections by the
Glee Club, introduced Secretary Wil-
liam Demland of the Chamber of
Commerce, whose theme was "What
it Takes to Boost." Mr. Demland
was at home with this subject, and
more than did it justice. He re-
viewed some of the things that have
been accomplished in the past few
months, and forecasted the future.
He expressed himself as accom-
plishing his greatest ambition when
he is helping Shawnee to grow, and
said he would rather remain secre-
tary of the Chamber of Commerce
right now than be governor of Ohio.
Chas, F. Barrett, head of the bu-
reau of publicity and information,
and C. W. Cook, secretary of the
Shawnee Development Co., spoke of
Why I Am an Optimist," and "What
the Development Co. is Doing For
Shawnee," respectively. Both spoke in
happy vein and were loudly ap-
OFF GAPE GOD
WIRELESS NOTIFIED SHORE IM-
Twelve Foot Hole Stove In the San-
tnrces Exendlng From Jtail to
Boston, Mass., May 4.—At eight
o'clock last night, during the exist-
ence of a dense fog off the shore
at Cape Cod, the freight steamers,
Santurces and Ligonier, collided
with terrific force. A twelve foot
hole was stove in the Santurces side
extending from the rail to the water
T, B. AT
WILL DINE AT PALACE
RECEIVES ROYAL HONORS IN
THE PACKING HOUSE.
W. S. Matthews, superintendent of
the Big Four Packing Co., and large-
ly interested in the same, told the
boosters "What We Are Doing." He
first expressed his delight at the
way Shawnee is behaving, and then
told something of what the packing
company is doing and is going to
do. He asserted that he expected
that within a year from now Shaw-
nee would be shipping packing house
products to all parts of the coun-
try. Shawnee is to have one of the
best packing houses in the entire
west, he said.
THE NORTHEAST RAILROAD.
C. J. Benson urged the necessity
of securing a railroad from the north
east, preferably the Frisco, and dis-
cussed the probability of such a road
being built. He urged the adoption
of the proposed amendment to article
9 of the constitution, in order that
railroad building might on:e more
begin in the state.
Geo. E. McKinnis took up the uni-
versity proposition, and told "How
to Swap College Sites and Build Uni-
versities." B. B. Blakeney spoke of
"What it Takes to Build a Packing
Plant"; J. M. Aydelotet, president of
the Shawnee Development Co., told of
All Aboard For Muskog ee
1 rain Leaves At 5 A. M.
the need of a railroad to the north-
east; Mayor Frank P. Stearns made
i characteristic talk on "What it
Takes to Build a City," a subject on
which he is well qualified to speak.
REMEMBERED U. S. HART.
The banquster8 did not forget U. S.
Hart, one of the greatest of Shaw-
nee's boosters, and sent to the hos-
pital, where he is confined a portion
of the feast and the following note:
"MR. U. S. HART, City.
"Our Dear Friend and Fellow
Worker:—We are now in the midst of
the biggest booster meeting Shaw-
nee has ever experienced; words
cannot express the regret we feel
that you can not be will us. We
have learned to love you, not only
for your untiring efforts and busi-
ness ability in building a great city
here, but for that loyalty and hon-
esty of purpose that makes a great
and good man.
"We want to assure you that your
place cannot be filled tonight nor
In the future.
"Hoping that you will soon be able
to tak your place with us again,
and trusting that you will enjoy this
supper, feeling it is a token of the
esteem in which you are held by us,
and while eating it ptease remember
the boys who stood shoulder to
shoulder with you in the building of
"Assuring you again of our cordial
sympathy and sincere frindship, we
pledge you our best efforts to keep
"BY ORDER OF COMMTTIEE."
All aboard for Muskogee! The
train leaves Shawnee via the Rock
Island Thursday morning at 5:00
o'clock sharp, and arrives in Musko>-
gee at 11 o'clock. Stops along the
way will be made at Holdenville,
Wetumpka, Weleetka, Henryetta and
Okmulgee. At each stop the Glee
Club will sing, the band will play and
short speeches will be made.
The band and speakers and Glee
Club will be used freely to impress
upon our neighbors the importance
of Shawnee as the city which has
not only a great future before it,
but a hearty welcome and a gen-
erous hand-clasp for its neighbors on
all occasions. While the capital lo-
catin matter will be the paramount
subject of discourse and the Glee
Club will touch upon some of the
objectionable features of the state
capital location bill, Shawnee as a
developing factor' in the commercial
life of the state will not be neg-
It will be enthusiastic and repre-
sentative bunch of boosters from the
moment it leaves Shawnee until it
gets home again.
alighting from the train he was pre-
sented to the king and queen and
tendered their carriage in which he
rode to the palace with the cavalry
as an escort. The afternoon will be
put in in sightseeing with dinner
at the palace tonight at which there
will be one hundred guests. Dinner
will be followed by a reception.
Fighting For Entrance
At The Hyde Trial
IS OX TIIE
Lnrge Crowds Assembly Long Before
His Arrival With Flags Waving
Christiana, May 4.—Roosevelt ar-
rived here this morning and received
all the royal honors together with a
most hearty welcome. An enthusias-
tic crowd of many thousands had as-
sembled for th purpose of receiving
him long before his arrival with flags
waving and much cheering at in-
The newspapers here hav allauded
his achievements to the' skies and
the people are going wild with en-
thusiasm over his presence. On
Havs You Any Interest In Shawnee
If not, you can get interested by depositing your money with
THE BANK OF COMMERCE in Shawnee.
Our officials and managers are men of acknowledged busi-
ness acumen and judgment. They are interested in Shawnee and
Shawnee People. Your account here helps both—Town and
Don't wait for your ship to come in—Row Out and Meet It.
Opening an account with THE BANK OF COMMERCE will
make rowing easier.
The time to start is today.
Severe (>riliintr But Retained His
Good Humor and Kept up a
Laugh All the Time.
Kansas City, Mo., May 4.—There
was an unusual large throng at the
court house this morning when the
time came for the opinion of court
for the hearing in the Hyde case,
and the crowd virtually fought each
othr to secure an entrance.
Vaughn was placed on the witness
stand again and after a few ques-
tions he was turned over to the de-
fense. When Walsh began to cross
examine him in the most severe man-
ner, treating him to a grilling that
would have nonpulsed an ordinary
person but it had no affect upon him
keeping his wits frequently laughed
at many of the questions that were
asked of him. The majority of his
testimony was about in line with that
ths Bank of Commerce in
A. J. Fluke, Cashier. Wallace Estill, Jr.,
Guaranteed Against Lois.
given by Haines about the poison.
He said that the poison that had been
found in Swope's body could not
have been formed through any nat-
ural causes. He admitted that none
of Swope's liver was in existence at
this time. It had been destroyed
right after Hyde's attorneys had
demanded some of it in Chicago.
Mrs. Logan Swope will follow
Vaughn which will probably close
the prosecution's side of the case.
The defense will begin their side
of the battle tomorrow.
Vaughn s&id during the time that
he occupied the witness stand that
respiratory poison was that which
destroyed life by stopping the respir-
ation and that was what killed
Chrisman Swope. The cynide in the
respiratory poison he said at his
morning's examination, was very
Walsh says that he will probably
not put any chemists on the stand
and the defense will be very
short and snappy, and will require
but very little time, because he feels
that it is not necessary as the state
has failed to make its case against
TEX THOUSAND HEAR PEARY.
Describes His Trip (her lee an
Snow in Itciicliiug the Pole.
London, May 4.—Commander Peary
lectured last night before the Royal
Geographical Socity, giving a full
and explicit description of his peer
less trip over ice and snow in his
efforts to reach the north pole. Ten
thousand people crowded the hall
where the lecture was rendered and
gavg the speaker the closest at-
Tonigth he will be presented with
a gold metal in commemoration of
the historic feat.
GATE DRINKING CLP TO LUCY
New Photograph Gallery.
Stiglenian & Co., of Denver, Colo.,
have purchased the Smith Photo Stu-
dio 011 North Broadway, and are
remodeling and refurnishing it and
will make it a strictly first class
studio. They wil lmake a specialty
of extra high grade hand finished
photos, and the firelight photos. Tie
firelight photos are ntirely new be-
ing made to represent a home scene
giving th cxact color of a fir in the
old fireplace at home. They are the
only ones in the state making this
clas sof work. The process being
known only to them. 4-lt
Captain and Mrs. 0. B. Christie
of the American Salvation Army,
have come to Shawnee to open the
work of the army. Captain Christie
has had charge of the same work
in Dallas, Abilene, Houston, Austin
and Brenham, Texas and comes
well recommended. Tihs is not the
same army that onco was in Shaw-
nee, and Captain Christie says that
the people of Shawnee can rely upon
him to carry on the work faith-
FOR STEALING BICYCLE.
Sidney Roberts, the boy arrested
at Oklahoma City for stealing a bi-
cycle in Shawnee a number of weeks
ago, entered a plea of guilty before
Justice of tho Peace Johnson, and
was fined $25 and costs. Fine and
costs were paid, but the boy was
held as a witness against Howard
Brass, charged with the some of-
fense. Brass also entered a plea
of guilty and gas given a like sen-
Beginning next Sunday morning,
May 8th, a series of revival services
will be held in the Central Presby-
terian church at the corner of Beard
and Ridgewood streets. The preacher
in these services will be Dr. A. O.
Brown, synodical evangelist of the
Synod of Oklahoma.; a man who al-
ways has a message for the people.
His messages are always appreciated
by and helpful to men. In a recent
meeting held by him there were 152
conversions, many of whom were men
in all the walks of life.
Men are espe ially invited to at-
tend this meeting. Two services will
be held daily. A special feature of
this meeting will be the music. Dr.
Brown is a great singer, and will
do a great deal of solo work in con-
nection with his praching. A large
choir under efficient leadership will
lead the singing during the meet-
ing. Everybody in the city is invited
to attend this meeting all they can,
and the prayers of all Christians are
rquested in behalf of he services
J. M. CLARK, Pastor.
CIIAS. SHORTER AGAIN.
Gives Kansas City (hie Hundred
and Ninety-four Thousand.
Used by Lucy Swope in Drinking on
the Train to Bacteriologist.
Kansas City, Mo., May 4.—It has
ben learned this afternoon that the
prosecution had given the drinking
cup that was used by Lucy Swope
to drink out of when she was on the
train to the bacteriologist. It was
given to her by Hyde, who had
filled it with germ cultur, and seven
days later she was swarming with
The case of Chas. Shorter, paroled
by Judge Abernathy after his con-
viction of burglary several months
ago, who soon afterward broke his
parole, was brought to the atten-
tion of the court against yesterday
morning by Deputy County Attorney
Hunter Johnson. Mr. Johnson
brought the boy before the court,
and told him that he had been in
jail for a number of weeks, and sug
gested that something be done about
him. The court recalled the fact
that he had been paroled once, but
agreed to allow the boy to go on his
own recognizance until the case
against him can be tried.
MORE PAVING TO BE
Washington, D. C., May 4.—The
census officials have given out an
unofficial estimate of the population
of Amrica as having increased 15,-
221,000 during the past ten years. r0UDCj| | ians
They give Kansas City, 194,000; Den-
ver, 159,000,| and St. Louis, 698,000.
Letting of 53,000
Yards—In Hands of
State Bank In Shawnee.
The Two Things Nes-
cessary To Possess A
The first, is the Desire or Inclina-
tion. Every one has a wish for
money—it is human nature, for it
take^ money to possess the comforts
and necessities of life.
The second requirement is One
Dollar or more. The first deposit
need not be large and after the
first money is deposited, you have
a bank account.
The size of your bank account
rests with you.
THE STATE NATIONAL BANK
The Only United States Depository located In Pottawatomie County
HOY OUT OF SCHOOL.
In Justice McKenzlc's court a war-
rant was secured against J. P.
Thomas, charging him with not com-
plying with the compulsory educa-
tion law, in regard to his 13 year
THE NEWS 10 CKINT8 A WEKtv
SAPULPA WANTS SHAWNEE TO
Will ll;ii# a Two Hays' Barbecue to
Celebrate Opening of Two
Secretary Demland of the Chamber
of Commerce, has received the fol-
lowing invitation from the Commer-
cial Club of Sapulpa:
Sapulpa, Okla., May 2nd., 1910.
Secy. Shawnee Commercial Club,
Dear Sir: A joint barbecue will
be held In our city on May 25th and
26th, to celebrate the opening of the
"Wells Sapulpa Packing Plant" and
the "Sapulpa Steel Rolling Mills."
I wish to extend to you, your
commercial and your citizens gener-
ally a most cordial invitation to join
us in our celebration.
Trusting that we will see a large
number of your citizeus with us on
these days, I am, your truly.
Sapulpa Commercial Club,
Per GLEN, L. BRUNER,
TH7C NEWS. THREE MONTH8 ll.UJ
NEWS W/.NT ADS PAY WELL.
At the regular meeting of the city
council held Tuesday evening, the
matter of advertising for bids for
53,000 yards more paving was dis-
cussed, and referred to a committee
composed of Aldermen Austin, Pel-
phrey and George Davis, to confer
with the city engineer.
Co.l Ware of the Metropolitan Cou-
'struction Co., was present, and again
urged the merits of mineral rubber,
and offered to enter into a good |
guarantee that if mineral rubbev j J
was ordered, the work would not b>- j ♦
held up by injunction proceedings, i ♦
, The regular bills were ordered j ^
1 paid, and little other business was j ♦
Possibly you who read this have never kept a bank account.
If not, let us suggest you make the experiment. You will find it
helpful in many ways. Aside from the fact that your money will
be safe from theft and fire, bucIi a habit tends to thrift, economy,
discipline, and a general understanding of buslnsss principles.
It affords also a convenient method of paying bills. Your checks
are preserved and returned to you and serve as receipts for amounts
We solicit your business.
THE NEWL MONTHS FOH II.U' I
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