The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 311, Ed. 1 Friday, May 27, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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Oklahoma—Unsettled; showers to-
nght or Saturday.
kansas—Showers tonight and Sat-
The Shawnee news.
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THE 8HAAVNEB NEWS FBIDAY MAY 27, 1910.
The Ituiij News th ee months one
DAILY NEWS, THREE MONTHS, $1
10 DETERHK B WWB
KK.VL ESTATE EXCHANGE IVILL
MEET AS I SI AL IN BENSON-
The regular meeting of the Shaw-
nee Real Estate Exchange will beheld
this evening in the office of the Ben-
son - Kennedy Real Estate Company,
This "will be a very important meet-
ing, as the public building proposi-
tion will be discussed, and the matter
of building a (big hotel will be defi-
nitely settled. All members of the
exchange are expected to be present
at this meeting, as it is one that will
mean much for Shawnee's future.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THAT
RAISING HILL TAKE THREE
Divers Brave Death in Attempts t«
Save the Lives of the Unfortu-
National News Association.
Paris, France, May 27.—An unoffi-
cial announcement was made this af-
ternoon to the effect that the Flu-
volse can not be raised for three
|days. All hope of rescuing the men
imprisoned in the submarine has been
TEXAS DEMOCRACY, NOT IIVS-
KELL DEMOCRACY THAT EX-
Ardmore, Okla., May 27.—"A man
living in Ardmore owns 1000 acres of
land in central Texas worth easily
$75 an acre," says the Ardmore
Statesman. "His taxes on this land
are just one-half as high as that ou
the land near Ardmore, selling for
925 an acre Both Texas and Oklaho-
ma are democratic state, but Texas
democracy is not Haskell democracy;
for which our neighbors of the South
are no doubt very thankful."
FOl NDHYMEN MEET.
Convene at Detroit, Mieli., June (>, for
Five Days' Session.
National News Association.
Detroit, Mich., May 27.—On account
of the healthy financial condition of
the country, the largest attendance iu
the history of the American Foundry-
men's Assoc'sion is expected at the
annual con.entior. o fthis organiza-
tion t< le bf-ld he > on Jtmo 'th to
Morning aaid afternoon sessions will
be held and papers will be submitted
by various experts in the trade.
In connection with the convention
there will be an exhibit on the
grounds of the Michigan State Fair
BE LIVE NONE ALIVE.
FOR A FUNERAL
BODY OF MM. MELLETTE INTER-
RED WHILE HUNDREDS ARE
National News Association.
Paris, France, May 27.—The minis-
try of the marine have been notified
that there is little hope that any of
(he men imprisoned in the submarine
that sunk in the English channel are
alive. It is believed that the accumu-
lators have been smashed, liberating
the gases, which would prove fatal.
The rising petrol indicates that the
fuel tanks have been burst, but it is
possible that the crew let it out to
prevent the forming of gases. If the
crew were alive, it is argued, they
would have released the safety
weight attached to the hull. The
submarine was struck in the hull and
sprung a leak.
DIVER'S BRAVE DEATH.
Muskogee, Okl.a, May 27.—Never in
the history of the city has there been
such general tribute to a deceased
• itizen as marked the funeral of Win.
Mellette, who died of apoplexy Mon-
day morning while on the way from
his home to his law office.
Judge Campbell of the Federal
court, Judge McCain of the superior
.ourt, and Judge King of the district
court, as well as the justices of the
minor courts, all dajourned at noon
for the remainder of the day in order
that the court officials and members
of the bar might attend the funeral.
In addition to the people from Mus-
kogee at the funeral, there were many
from Fort Cmith, Vinita and McAles-
ter, at which places Mr. Millette for-
merly lived. As district attorney of
the western federal district of Indian
Territory for many years, and repub-
li an national committeeman for In-
dian Territory, he made many inti-
mate friends over the state who came
to attend his funeral.
National News Association.
Ca'ais, May 27.—Braving death eve-
ry moment, picked divers and wreck
ers are fighting desperately to save the
lives of the submariners. Throughout
the night under the glare of search-
lights, the work continued. Early
this morning tappings were heard
inside the boat. The swift current
running through the channel renders
eorts at relief unavailing. The men
worked in short reliefs, but many
times divers were swept away, lead
and all. Chains which they tried to
I fasten about the boat were swept
away lige cords. The steel plates of-
fered no place to fasten the chains,
| which Biippe off repeatedly At noon
; today nothing had yet been accom
| plished. Hope is slowly dyiug out.
Crack engineers from Paris, with
boats, dredgers and wrecking machi-
nery are being rushed from all avail-
able points. It was declared this
morning that if efforts to raise her
are unavailing, she will be hauled
closer to shore to shallower water,
She is now lying in nine fathoms of
water, in one of the worst spots n
A new problem is presenting it-
self. Divers report that already the
= current is depositing salt against the
j submarine, slowly burying her. The
j problem of raising her is becoming
hourly more difficult.
i People line the coast all night, the
: priests among the crowds, praying
with the kneeling groups.
' Late this afternoon a hawser was
attached to the Pluvoise by divers
The craft lay in seventy two feet of
DAILY NEWS, THREE MONTHS, $L j water, where the current is terrific.
A Whirlwind of Fortune j
Sweeps the country occasionally—favors a man here and there.
A tornado of failure usually strikes get-rich-quick s hemes just
at harvest time.
The steady, persistent saver takes ti me to save—time to investi-
gate—comes out with something of value in the end—simply .
has them all beat.
Deposit you money with the bank which believes in saving and
being safe. That's Shawnee's Oldest State Brink—
The Bank of Commerce in Shawnee
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRFSIflFNI
TEX. & OKLA. TAXtSi DpgpVjJg
SENDS LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN
Depores Criticism of Southern Hos-
pitality—Best in the World, lie
FOUR CENTS A POUND;
IN THE GOOD OLD DEMOCRATIC
TIMES OF PRESIDENT
Stigler, Okla., May 27.—Under Mr.
Cleveland's administration and "free
and unlimited" democratic rule cotton
was four cents per pound and all oth-
er farm products in proportion. Liv-
ing was cheap then and the farmer's
margin of prot was so narrow that
he was put to it to dig up the price
of a cheap cotton shirt. This is no
campaign lie, but hundreds of farmers
living in Haskell county today will
testify to the truthfulness of this as-
National Nws Association.
Washington, D. C., May 27.—Stung
by criticism of his traveling expense
a count, President Taft has sent a
letter to Congressman Tawney ex-
pressing his resentment at remarks
made on the floor of the house yes-
' terday. He asserted that the legiti-
mate argument in favor of the ex-
pense is that the president should
I visit the people's homes. He was re-
ceiving invitations, he said. Because
congressmen were sometimes guests
on he president's train is no reason
why they should not voice their sen-
timents. The reflection upon south-
ern hospitality was particularly dis-
tressing to him, as the southerners'
welcome was the rnoBt cordial on
earth. The president stated that he
had never been asked to pay board
torate by the geographical sub-divis-
ions ot the United States.
The committee on resolutions repor-
ted and there were adopted resolu-
tions that the bankers should have a
voice in the selection of the bank
commissioner; that there should be
established a central or government
bank to be organized laong the lines
of European countries but adjusted
to conditions prevailing in this coun-
try; that all members of the aaaoci-
taion should co-operate to make their
checks to circulate within the state
at one hundred cents on the dollar;
thanking the people and paricularly
the bankers of McAlester for their
entertainment nad extending a hearty
resolution of thanks to the ladies for
the evening at the lake park, thank-
ing the retiring president, L. A. Wil-
son, for his thorough organization and
the efficiency characterizing his work
and also the secretary, W. S. Guthrie,
and further recommending that the
remuneration be fixed at such a sum
as would allow a contlnuan e of this
high standard. Mr. Guthrie who was
re-elected said tonight that the con-
vention had been a most satisfactory
one and he was heartily thankful to
the people of McAlester for their en-
The Duke of Connaught, brother of
the late King Edward.
National News Association.
Dover, May 27.—British warships
are rushing to the assistance of the
sunken submarine, and excitement is
intense. There is much criticism of
the packet's action, as her boats did
nothing to assist 'he fl&icken sub-
CIATION OF BALL,NGhR SPECULATED IN WHEAT
BR AN DEIS SAYS HE'S UNFIT FOR
Washington, D. C., May 27. — A
scathing denunciation of Secretary
Ballinger marked the opening of the
argument before the investigating
committee today. Brandeis, represen-
ting Glavis, said that Ballinger is
unfit to hold office; that he disre-
garded the people's interests! that
his character and conceptions of the
duties of his ofifice we-e such that
the department is not safe in his
hands; that all the Cunningham clai-
mants are Ballinger's friends, and are
powerful and influential. It is not be-
lieved that the arguments will have
any effect upon the committee's find-
ings, because their actions show that
the majority have decided to exoner-
ONE KILLED IN POLITICAL RIOT.
National News Association.
Dublin, Ireland, May 27.—One was
killed and several wounded in a ter-
rific pitched political riot in New
Market. The opposing factions en-
gaged in a pit hed battle in the
streets for more han an hour, fifty
men participating. They attacked
houses, several being completely
wrecked. The police were unable to
check the disorder until ibey fired
into the mob.
AND NOW JiANSAN SAYS "NOBO-
HAD COOD MEET-
REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMIT-
TEE ENTHUSIASTIC OVER
McAlester, Okla., May 27.—The re-
publican Mini aommltUe of Pitts-
burg county, Ud at£ tenthuBiastic
meeting here this week. Conditions
over the county are excellent and all
republicans feel gretaly encouraged.
The committee elected Cptain J. B.
Grady of Hartshorne as chairman;
B. T. Kyle re-elected secretary. Joe
McNeal, republican cnadidate for the
gubernatorial nomination, was pres-
ent, and made an address.
Thinks Little of HI* Loss— Been Spe-
culating All His Life and Used
Chicago, 111., May 27.—Captain J.
Phillips, aged 81, of Newton, Kansas,
whose wealh is estimated at two mi-
lion dollars, recently sold hiB Newton
residence and has been traveling with
his wife. He has been in Chicago for
two weeks, and wanting excitement,
speculated in wheat yesterday and
lost a hundred thousand dollars. He
says the loss doesn't amount to ally-
ing all his life and is used to it. He
says that it is nobody's business how
much he loses, and it doesn't hurt
LOTS OF POISON.
St. Louis, Mo., May 27.—Dr. Hart-
man, who made the post mortem ex-
amination of Erder, said that there
were traces of many diseases which
might have caused death. Professor
Warren of Washington University
testified that he found enough arse-
nic in the viscera to kill five men.
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FOD SURFACE SALE
STATE ASSOCIATION ADOPTS RES-
OLUTION ENID MAN NAMED
McAlester, Okla., May 27.—The Ok
homa Bankers' Association closed its
convention here Thursday. The hit
of the day was the talk of Tom Slack
cashier of the First National Bank of
Fort Worth, on "Some Letters of.Iohi:
Grim." Henry D. Forbes, vice presi-
dent of the Shawnee National Bank, of
Boston, spoke on "Modern rmplements
of Banking." This dealt with the
practical workings of the clearing
A resolution was adopted favoring
the sale of the surface of thesegre
gated coal lands of this district. The
following officers were elected:
J. B. Ferguson, Enid, president; T.
J. Hartmau, Sulphur, first vice presi-
dent; Asa E .Ramsay, Muskogee, sec-
ond vice president; W. S. Guthrie, Ok
lahoma City, secretary; J. M. Brown
ing. Mill Creek, treasurer. The exe
cutive committee will fix the next of
Some of the visitors left for their
homes this afternoon, but most of
them had an outing, seeing the new
state penitentiary, taking a trip over
the interurban through the mining
district or witnessing a game of ball
between Holdenville and McAlester.
The convention has been a success
and all praised the McAlester people
and the bankers of the ity in partic-
ular for their entertainment.
The Oklahoma Bankers' convention
today adopted a resolution favoring
the establishment of a central bank.
The resolution also declared in favor
of the distribution of stock among
banks in proportion to ♦heir capitali-
zation, and the election of the direc-
GETS A HEARING
COMPARATIVE FIGURES AN-
NOUNCED BY LABOR COM-
Guthrie, Okla., May 27.—Estimates
based upon reports received by State
Labor Commissioner Daugherty show
that during last year there were about
26,000 members of organized labor un-
ions in Oklahoma, which is approxi-
mately 3000 in excess of the estimate
for 1908. There has been an Increase
of fifty In the number of unions,
bringing the 11)09 total up to 375 lo-
cals, with an average membership,
it iesstimtaed, of 00.9, Miscellaneous
trades show the largest membership
of any class, with a total of 9508 on
the rolls, of which miners represent
better than two-thirds, with 6.943
members. Building trades have a to-
tal of .">312, carpenters leading with
2831, then follows railway employes,
with 2903 members, and in the train
service alone 1735.
Carpenters lead in the number of
local unions, about fifteen,the remain-
der of the increase being shown
among tho bricklayers, hodcarriers,
lathers, painters, plasterers, plumbers,
sheet metal and iron metal workers.
in a combined way the average mi-
nimum daily rate of wgaes for all
classes of crafts during 1909 was
$3.11. The greatest was among the
building trades, $3.90 per day. Prac-
tically all cf the building trades enjoy
an eight-hour work day, which is also
Guthrie, Okla., May 27,-Governor true of a maJorUy ,)f th(, mlcel!ane_
Haskell has granted a hearing lo par- OUB tradl,s whiU, some occupations,
lies asking and opposing a communi-' h ag ta,lorg ,,|)d
cation of sentence for John Hopkins, ralway employes, the
under sentence of death at Lawtonl
(SOVKliNOU HASKELL Will, HE-
VIKW APPLICATION FOB
for ki'ling his wife.
Judge J .H. Henderson,
attorney; Father Lamb, a
'governed by peculiar conditions sur-
Jrotiuding their employment, range
Hopkins (from n|l)(, |0 twelve hours per dya.
Catholi Tho nverage number of mouths em-
priest from Lawton, and L. N. Stub- ployed for crf(ag ,g g,yen #t g
bleeld of Fort Worth, Texas, who has | wilh ra„r()ad empIoy(,g and a few
since, Hopkins was convi ted, adopted ralBcellane0UB crafts ,padlng
his 16 year old daughter, appeared Aa to an(] locko„lB the La
to ask the commutation. It was urged
bor Commissioner says:
that Hopkins was insane, never nav-1 „The fac| ,hat on)y elght gtrjk(ig
ing recovered from a mine explosion and |abor eruptloll9 wer(, reported for
which injured his head, and that be-' 190fl and conBiderlng that on,y one
cause of his poverty his side of the j r(,qulred the gervlce of th(, stfUe
case had never been fully presented. I Board of ArbltratloUi whtch wag de.
The appMcants for mercy asked a
commuttaion to life imprisonment.
Mr. Gallion and wife of Lawton and
County Attorney Fain
cided in fvoar of the strikers, speaka
well for the movement in Oklahoma
and proves beyound a reasonable
appeared , (hat a spirit of onservatism
against the commutation. Mrs. Oal- and fa|rnegg predomlnateBi and
lion was a sister of the murdered wo-1
man, and she and her husband aud
the county attorney protested strong-
cooler heads are in control of the va-
The annual report will show that
ly against the requested commuta- 'he m08t important plece of ,abor ,e_
,,tt8,i gislation enacted in Oklahoma was the
eight-hour law, providing for na eight
hour day for all public work, and that
the current market rate of per diem
tion. They went into th
the Hopkins family, to show that the
murdered wife had removed from In-'
diana to X'issouri, Missouri to Kan-'
sas, Kansas to Lawon, being forced
each time to quit her husband on ac-
contended that the culminating trage-
dy, when Hopkins caught up with his
wife at Lawton, where she had sought
count of his brutality toward her, and
protection with her brother-in-law, as-
saulted her with a meat cleover and
for ed carbolic a id down her throat,
which resulted in her death a little
later, was a premeditated and diaboli-
Governor Haskell, at the conclusion
of the hearing, refused to interfere
for the time being.
The Hopkins case is now pending
in the criminal court of appeals on a
motion for a rehearing, the sentence
having been affirmed. He was to
have been hung May 13, but the gov-
ernor respited him to July 13.
DAILY NEW6, THRSF MONTHS,
wages be paid in the locality where
the work is to be performed. The
law, the Commissioner says, aeffcts
approximately 25,000 laborers, chiefly
of the unorgnaized classes, since re-
ports show that only 800 of such per-
sons belong to organized labor,
Responses from local unions. Com-
missioner Duagherty states, show the
following to be the most important
legislation desired by union members:
A law creating the ofTice of State Boi-
ler Inspector, requiring annaul in-
spection of all steam boilers in the
State; a law providing for licensing
of stationary engineers by a compe-
tent examining board; a law creating
a board of examiners and inspectors
of plumbing in cities and towns of
over 7000 inhabitants; a law for me-
chanics' liens, and a law abolishing
barbers' colleges and covering sani-
tary conditions in barber shops.
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j J. W. RUBEY, President, F. B. REED, Cashie
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