The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 79, Ed. 1 Monday, July 25, 1910 Page: 1 of 8

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WEATHER.
Kansas—Generally fair; contin-
ued warm tonight and Tuesday.
Oklahoma — Partly cloudy.; con-
tinued warm tonight and Tuesday.
The Shawnee news.
II "The Newspaper that is Making Shawnee Famous—Fear God, Tell the Truth, and Shame the Devil" [
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The Sh&wnee . '■or
of the Hearst Iuternut.
Association.
The Dally Newa three nonths,
One Dollar.
FIFTEENTH YEAR
LATEST PRESS REPORTS
$1,340,000 IS
510LEN F
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Theft bf August Ropke from Louis-
villi) Concern a Record
Breaker.
THE RESERVE FUND IS GONE
StWy of the Crime lten<U Like a
Novel—Speculation, Then Pec*
lation.
TWO DIE IN CHAIR.
National News Association.
Osslning, N. Y., July 25.— A
double electrocution took place
tills morning, one shock killing
each man. Carl Loose and
Gulseppe Gambaro were execut-
ed, each being convicted of kil-
ling a relative.
The asphalt plant is again in good
working order. Twenty-four loads of
"hot stuff" were turned out this
morning before 9:30 o'clock.
TROOPS ARE
THE SHAWNEE NEWS, MONDAY, JTLY *6, 191(1
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THREE MONTHS *1.00
EIGHT PAGES
Louisville, Ky., July 25.—One mil-
lion, three hundred and forty thous-
and dollars is the amount of the
shortage of August Ropke, assistant
secretary of the Fidelity Trust Com-
pany, according to the report of Chi-
cago experts made to the board of
directors Friday night.
The report of the accountants 1b
the first intimation of the magnitude
of the shortage, which was at first
thought to be lnconsequental.
It Is one of the greatest defalca
tions in the history of finance.
Ropke 1b In Jail, charged with em-
bezzlement.
The directors have issued $1,000,-
000 worth of bonds to make the shor-
tage good.
The story of Ropke's numerous ad
ventures through an intricate maze
of figure Juggling reads like a novel.
Largest in History.
The shortage of $1,340,000 is the
full amount of the surplus fund of
the bank. It was stated before the
stockholders by the experts that the
speculation of Ropke began about
eight or nine years ago In a small
way, but that year by year he had
increased his speculations until the
entire surplus fund had been used.
It was at that time that he was
caught by one of the bookkeepers.
It was first announced on the ar-
rest of Ropke that the shortage would
probably amount to $100,000,but when
the experts went to work on the
books it was found that he had spe-
culated with the company's money to
further extents than was ever believ-
ed.
The shortage of Ropke is one of
the most wonderful in the history of
banking. The way iu which he lost
the bulk of the company's money in
speculation was through the bucket
shops of Louisville and New, York.
His Recent Methods.
It is stated on good authority that
during the past few months that he
would deposit a check bearing his
signature with one of his brokers,
whLh would be returned to the Fi-
delity Trust through the clearing house
system and when It reached the bank
Ropke would get it and tear it up,
thereby concealing the crime. The
bank, when the books were balanced,
would have to put up the amount of
the check. This we .t rn for a period
of eight or nine years, in the opinion
of experts, who are still at work on
the books.
Two years ago this reckles gambler
won a fortune In Wall street and it
is said he wanted to return every
dollar of It to the bank, but he had
burned his bridges and had to wait
until finally caught by some of the
bookkeepers.
His Crime Detected.
This came a few weeks ago when
through an oversight on the part of
Ropke he left one of his false entries
where one of the clerks found it while
inspecting the accounts.
When brought before President
(Continued on Page Five.)
Grand Trunk Strikers at South Bend,
Indiana, Are in Angry Mood
Today.
ONE DEATH IS RESULT SO FAR
Detectives Arrested and Spirited
Away to Avoid, Lynching by
Strikers.
National News Association.
South Bend, Ind., July 25.—Troops
are being held In readiness to pre-
vent further trouble.
The Grund Trunk strikers are In an
angry mood today. An attempt to
run u freight train resulted In one
death. Striker toned the train and
set tire to the curs. Railroad detec-
tives tired upon the crowd, hitting
Louis Freed, who died later.
The detectives were arrested and
had to be spirited away from the
county jail to prevent lynching when
the mob learned ot Freed's death. No
trains are running today.
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DEATH FROM HEAT.
National News Association.
New York City, July 25—Nine
are dead and a score of pros-
trations have resulted from tile
excessive heat. Half a million
people are sleeping on benches
In the parks. No relief Is In
sight.
Mayor Stearns writes 'rom Maine
that he is enjoying himself immense-
ly visiting the scenes familiar to his
younger days.
ACCIDENT IS
HE LATEST
Fnuilly Will Testify to Belief That He
Slipped on the Stairs ami
Shot Self.
WANT ANOTHER CORONER JURY
HOT WEATHER AND THE TIRED BUSINESS MAN—A- STUDY.
ON THE WAY
Temple Has u Black-Eyed Lady W ho
Tried to hiss Him and He
Dodged.
SHOPS REOPEN.
Nntional News Association.
Montreal, Canada, July 25.—
The Grand Trunk shops have re-
opened here, under a heavy
guard. There was a large
crowd of strikers present, hut
no violence was reported.
THE MONTROSE
Inspector Dow iu the Lanrentlc Is
Itiiclng Across the At-
lantic.
TO HEAD THE MAN OFF HERE
Officers Notified to Keep a Close
Guard on the Suspected
Pair.
National News Association.
London, Eng., July 29.—The steam-
ship Laurentlc has Inspector Dow
aboard, and her engines are straining
in the effdrt to reach America ahead
ot the steamer Montrose, with Dr.
Crippn and Miss Leneve aboard. The
captain of the Montrose has been no-
tified by wireless to keep a close
guard on Crlppen, and If he becomes
suspicous, to put him in chains.
The Laurentlc Is a faster boat than
the Bontrose, which will enable Dow
to meet the Montrose at the pier and
make the arrest.
WATCH
YOUR
MONEY
G H 0 W— <j})
Under the magic touch of our 4 per
cent interest!
Spend 1, and lt takes wings and •
disappears— * T
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Save lt—and you're on the way to ^
Success—a road that Is paved by (J])
Dollars Saved. <R<
STRUCK HIS EYE AGAINST CHAIR |
Travelers Will Arrive In Oklahoma
City Thursday—150 Miles
a Day.
National News Association.
Kansas City, Mo., July 25.—Louie
and Temple Abernathy started for
Emporia in their automomblle this
morning at 9 o'clock, en route for
Oklahoma City, where they expect to
arrive Thursday.
They are taking things easy.
Temple has a black eye. He was
dodging a woman who tried to kiss
him and struck his eye against a
chair. They have averaged 150 miles
a day on their trip home and show
no ill effects.
WHEN YAWL CAPSIZES
BELONGED AT THE AUATBAZ
MILITARY PRISON.
National News Association.
San Francisco, Cal., July 25.—Six
privates stationed at the Alcatraz mil-
itary prison were capsized in the
treacherous straits in a sailing yawl.
Two men started to swim to shore
for help. One turned back, and the
other, being unable to make the dis-
tance, was drowned. A barge discov-
ered their plight an hour later. Ano-
ther drowned before the yawl was
'reached. A third died from expos-
ure.
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GETS HEAVY
TOLL III ITALY
A Hundred Dead, a Thousand Injured
and Many Homeless in North
Italy.
THE DAMAGE IS FIVE MILLIONS
Troops and Supplies Are Now Being
Ruclied to the Stricken
District.
AGAINST CLUBS.
National News Association.
Omaha, Neb„ Jnly 25.—On the
governor's direction, the attor-
ney general has tiled onster
proceedings against the Omaha
chief of police and three mem-
bers of the police hoard, charg-
ing them with failure to en-
force the liquor laws against
clnbs' saloon.
#1.(1" >1.00 *1.0" $1.00 *1.00 $1.00
A
GROCER IS SHOT
STARTED FOR MARKET; FOUND
LATER WITH BULLET THRO'
HIS HEAD.
National News Association.
Kansas City, Mo., July 25.—William
Anderson came from Chanute three
weeks ago and bought a grocery
store. Early this morning he started
for market and was found three
hours later with a bullet through his
head. Twenty dollarB was missing
from his pocket.
National News Association.
Rome, Italy, July 25.—Fully a hun-
dred are dead, a thousand lnjurifd
and many homeless as the result of a
terrific hurricane that swept northern
Italy. The property daifiage is esti-
mated at $5,000,000. Communication
is crippled and details are lacking,
but it is believed that full reports
will be much wojse.
Refugee camps are being establish-
ed and troops and supplies are being
rushed to the stricken district. The
railroads are seriously hampered .how-
ever, and the work of getting relief
to the scene is slow.
VICTORY FOR MEN.
Natlonnl News Association.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jnly 25.—
By an agreement readied be-
tween the miners and operators
of the Illinois Held, the four
months' strike probably ends to-
morrow In a victory for the mi-
ners, who receive an increase
of three cents a ton in pay.
$1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Only Forty of the Crew and Passen-
gers of the Boat Were
Suved.
Insurance Men Are Not Satlstied With
the Investigation
Made.
AN EXPLOSION WAS THE CAUSE
Boilers Let Loose After the Vessel
Struck the Treacherous
Rocks.
National News Association.
Toklo, Japan, July 25.—Two hun-
dred and six persons were lost when
the Tatusuri Maru sank In the pus-
sage between Kobe and Dairen.
Warships cruising around the scene
of the wreck were unable to pick up
any of the life boats, and ail hope of
resuce has been abandoned.
Only forty, who occupied two
large boats, were saved of the 246
presons aboard.
Reports indicate th^t the boat was
destroyed by an explosion, which fol-
lowed immediately after lt struck the
treacherous rocks during a fog.
Much disorder attended the acci-
dent.
National News Association.
Chicago, 111., July 25.—It Is reported
that efforts to get a new coroners'
Jury to hear the evidence in the
Rawn case are being made by cer-
tain accident Insurance companies,be-
cause they hear certain Jurors Inti-
mated that they favored a verdict of
murder. All the Jurors selected lived
near the Rawn bouse.
The Illinois Central fraud investi-
gation continues, but strict injunc-
tions have been lsused to all con-
cerned not to dlscusa lt.
The theory the family will put be-
fore the coroner's Jury is that Rawn
was awakened by noises and started
to lnvetlgate, that he slipped while
descending the Btairs and the revol-
ver was accidentally discharged.
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HE AND ED CASSIDY MET LAST
WEEK AND DECIDED WHAT
THEY WOULD DO.
Guthrie, Okla., July 25.—The fact
has Just leaked out that Governor
Haskell and Ed Cassldy, secretary of
the school land board, put their heads
together during the past week and
made the semi-annual apportionment
of the common school fund, derived
from the rental of the state school
lands, among the counties of the
state, as per their scholastic popula-
tion. This work should be done by
the entire school lai.d board, but the
other members weie not even In-
formed of the matter, and when they
are called to meet the self-made ap-
portionment will be put up to them
without any questioning on their
part.
OKLAHOMA MAN SAVES WOMAN.
New York, July 25.—J. H. Jordan of
Idabell, Okla., Is the hero of thebour
down at Brighton Beach. He was
strolling along the beach Saturday,
when he heard cries for help.
Mr. Jordan saw beyond the life line
a woman struggling with a strong
undercurrent for her life.
, Throwing off his coat and shoes, he
plunged Into the water and swam to
the rescue. After a desperate struggle
he finally pulled the woman to shore
and fell unconscious from exhaus
tlou.
The woman was Mrs. Margaret
Frost.
PETIT LARCENY GRAFTS.
Hominy, Okla., July 25.—N. S. Da-
vis, the hotel inspector, was her
Saturday looking after the fire es-
capes and nine foot sheets of the lo-
..a] hostelrles. Of course he found
them all right and drawing his three
dollars per, took the next train down
the line. Qreat Indeed are some of
these petit larceny grafts under our
present democratic administration.
REPUBLICAN CLUBS ORGANIZED.
Stigler, Okla., July 25.—The repub-
licans organized a club In school
dlBtrlct, east of Keota last night. J.
R. Tedford was elected president. Har-
ry Welsh, secretary, and John Brewer
treasurer. The meeting was address-
ed by Dr. Wade Price of Le Flore
county. The republicans are very
Btrong in that community.
JENNINGS ATTACKS HASKELL IN
SPEECH.
Lawton, Okla., July 25.—Upon fail-
ure of S. M. Rutherford to arrive In
time to answer a speech of Governor
Haskell, criticising the record ot
L. P. Ross, A1 J. Jennings, Ross' cam-
paign manager, delivered a vitriolic
attack on the governor, denouncing
Haskell as a political machine boss
and his charge that Ross opposed le-
gislation favorable to union labor as
a deliberate falsehood.
Make your deposit weekly at Our Suiings Department Jjjj
:the bank of commerce:
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any "red tape.'
A bank draft need not be sent by
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concerned. The person to whom a
draft is made payable must endorse lt
before lt can be cashed. It a draft
purchased of us should miscarry or
be stolen, notify us and we will trace
it up or issue a duplicate without
The State National Bank
Capital, $100,000
Surplus, $25,000
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to save their earnings. They pay 2 1-4 per cent interest
The Oklahoma Guaranty Law was made for your protec-
tion and we pay four per cent on SavlngB Accounts or time
depostls.
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