The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 214, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 30, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
Exclusive Associated Press Report. Largest Circulation In This Section ot Oklahoma
Shawnee Daily Hiralil, Vol. 16 /Consolidated^
Shawnee Daily News, Vol. 16 \ Dec. i, 1911 /
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1912.
EVENING EDITION—EIGHT PAGES
OF THE CANDIDACY OF DR. BAXTER
A Shrewd, Honest Man Who Stands Well in His Pro-
fession and in the Community—Would Make an
Since the announcement that Dr.
G. S. Baxter was being urged by his
friends to make the race for the
office of member of the legislature
on the democratic ticket, the News-
Herald has interviewed members of
the medical fraternity and asked for
their opinions on Dr. Baxter s can-
didacy. The interviews resulted in
a general belief that Dr. Baxter is
one of the best qualified men in the
county for the office and that he
would have the entire support of the
medical fraternity regardless of party
affiliations in event he made the
race. The interviews follow:
Dr. Baxter is a splendid fellow
and a man who measures up to all
the requirements demanded of a man
who represents as important a county
as Pottawatomie. If he should make
the race he would get a great vote
because he is a popular man, clean
and has a host of friends. I am for
Baxter.—Dr. E. E. Rice.
and one who stands for all that is
right. Dr. Baxter not only stands
high with the medical fraternity of
the city and county, but he has a
big following among the people gen-
erally. Dr. Baxter would make a
splendid representative.—r. Hughes.
I have the highest regard for Dr
Baxter because he is a clean, honest,
conscientious man, and stands only
for what is right and just. I feel
that Dr. Baxter in the legislature
the interests of Pottawatomie county
would be well taken care of. He i3
a man who stands high in his pro-
fession, and I believe he would have
little opposition in event that he
made the race.—Dr. Blickensderfer.
I am in favor of Baxter because I
believe in electing clean men to
office. He is not only a clean man,
but he is honest, a man of unusual
talents, and a representative of the
medical fraternity in the legislature
such as he would be would reflect
great credit upon this county.—Dr.
I was surprised when I saw that
he was being boomed for the place
but the idea just suits me. Dr. Bax-
ter is one of those fellows that who
would bring great credit to the con-
stituency of this county, and would
make an able representative.—Dr.
I don't belong to the same party
as does Dr. Baxter, but I would be
for him because he represents those
principles that stand for honesty
and decency, and those are the
things to be considered in selecting
men for public office. Dr. Baxter
represent? all those things.—Dr. Row-
He is a second Jeff Davis, and
that means that he is an able man,
It has well been said that
the greatest inventor, was the
man who invented "interest."
No one seems to know who
proposed this manner for reg-
ulating the hire for the use of
money. It dates back further
than the memory of man run-
In times like this when in-
vestments pay little or no re-
turn on money four per cent
should look inviting to the per-
son with idle money. Bring
your little savings to us and
put It to work earning four
per cent, compounded semi-an-
nually. It works day and night
for you then—and it's safe.
$1.00 starts the account.
Dr. Baxter represents all those
qualities as a man that would make
him well qualified for the duties of
the office of representative in the
legislature. He stands well with th
medical fraternity, as well as with
the people of this city and that is
the best record a man can have who
wishes to enter public life. I do not
know whether that is his intentions,
but if it is I know of no man whom
I would rather support than Dr. Bax
THREATENED CODL STRIKE
10 BE AVERTED :
OPERATORS AND MINERS WILL
HOLD CONFERENCE APRIL
Whole Country Disturbed Over Im-
pending Strike—Short Suspen-
sion of Work.
By Associated Press.
Cleveland, March 30.—Practically
the whole coal situation disturbed by
disputes by both the bituminous and
anthracite miners is now believed
will be settled with only a short sus-
pension of work. Following agree-
ment for anthracite conference in
Philadelphia, bituminous operators
and miners here signed agreement
providing for an increase of five
cents a ton pay. Pending a submis-
sion of this agreement to a referen-
dum vote will entail a short suspen
sion of work.
believe that Dr. Baxter would
fin the bill in a most able and effic-
ient manner. He is a man who
stands high in his profession, is clean
and honest and has the reputation of
being a shrewd man.—Dr. Stooks-
Dr. Baxter in the legislature just
suits me. He is not alone a good fel-
low but a shrewd business man and
one whom the people of Pottawatomie
county would have reason to feel
proud of.—Dr. H. A. Wagner.
Dr. Baxter would make a very ac-
ceptable man for the legislature. He
is a man above reproadh, stands high
with the men of his profession and
the people of this city. He is a new
element in Pottawatomie county and
is destined to be one of the leaders.
Dr. J. M. Byrurn.
REPAIR WAS MADE
GAS TURNED ON
BUILDING IS BELIEVED TO HAVE
BEEN FIRED BY SOME
Another mysterious fire early
Thursday morning destroyed a house
in the southeast part ot the city. The
house was formerly occupied by
"Slim" Volt, who is now serving a
year's sentence in the penitentiary for
The house is believed to have been
fired by tramps w*ho sought shelted m
it from the rain, storm of the night
before. When the fire was discovered
the building, a one-«tory affair, was
ready to fall in.
THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Oklahoma: Rain tonight or
Sunday; colder tonight in the
northwest; colder Sunday.
Missouri: Probably showers
tonight or Sunday, warmer in
the east tonight; colder in the
Kansas: Rain turning to
snow tonight or Sunday; cold-
er Sunday, and north and west
: LAST OF ALLEN
OF THE GOVERNOR
ACCUSE NEBRASKA GOVERNOR
Or TRYING TO INFLUENCE
By Associated Press.
Springfield, Neb., March 30.—Mem-
bers of the coroner's jury in the
Blunt case ir a signed statement re-
sent the "interference" of Governor
Aldrich in a letter to Coroner Arm-
strong in which they declare it evi-
dently was written with a view to
influence the jury. The statement
said: in this unmerited interference
he seriously reflects on the citizen-
ship of the people. We consider
the aspirsions contained in the let-
ter a stain on the record of the peace
loving and law observing people.
HABEAS CORPUS PROCEEDINGS IN
COATS CASE—BOTH MEN HELD
ON BAD CHARGE.
W. A. Stanifer, 'held recently on
the charge of forcible assault, was re-
leased from jail on a $1000 bond Fri-
day. Habeas corpus proceedings are
to be instituted in the case of Qrover
Coats, who is locked up in jail on the
The arrest of the men followed a
6tartling story told by Coats' wife,
who alleges in her complaint that she
was cruelly treated at the hands of
the two menu The Coats were mar-
ried on January 31. The alleged of-
fense was committed on February 21.
The Coats reside in St. Louis town-
ship in the southern part of the coun-
Canada's Famous Band.
There is a probability that the res-
idents of this city may have the op-
portunity soon to hear Canada's fa-
mous band, the "Kilties." in concert.
Management of the Becker Theater
said today that if an assurance of
sufficient patronage could be made
the management of the band would
play here, and John Hazza, of Toron-
to, Canada, has arrived in the city
to make arrangements and attend to
various details if the band should
The "Kilties" are internationally
known as the glooe-trotters and was
the first band in the world to com-
pletely circle the globe The boys
in the streets of the principal cities
of twenty different countries have
shouted the name "Kilties" and in
practically the whole civilized world
the word is a household expression.
To see and hear this famous band
in their odd highland costumes, fresh
from their triumphal tour of the
world, with their male choir, bag
pipe, soloists, a giant drum major
standing over seven feet and their
troupe of Scotch dancers is an op-
portunity that comes to the citizens
of any community at rare intervals
and the residents of this city should
not let this chance of seeing and
hearing this unique organization
TELLS OFFICERS UNCLE AND
COUSIN HAD PLANNED
Special to The News-Herald.
Hillsville, March 30.—Detectives
Felts and Force have invaded "No-
Man's Land" along the Carolina bor-
der after Sidna Allen and Wesley
Edwards last of Allen gang. Friel
Allen told the officers he left his
cousin and uncle on the mountain
top. His uncle, he said, admitted
killing Judge Massie while Wesley
confessed to shooting Prosecuting
Attorney Foster. The prisoner said
neither denied planning the slaughter
By Associated Press.
Springfield, Ills., March 30.—The
lower house today passed the presi-
dential preferential primary bill unan-
Security State Bank
PRESSURE CAME SOONER THAN
EXPECTED AND CONSUMERS
The repairs to the gas mains have
been made and at 7 o'clock this
morning the company sent forth a
message of cheer to the gas con-
sumers of Shawnee when ten blasts
of the whistle told consumers the
pressure had been turned on.
Was Quick Work.
It was quick work The gas sup
ply was cut off Friday morning
shortly after 10 o'clock. The 12-inch
main broke at Davenport cutting off
the supply of gas at Shawnee, Ok
lahoma City and Guthrie. Here in
Shawnee the accident caused Bome
hardship. Coal stoves of any account
were purchased and dealers in second
hand stoves sold out their supply.
Gasoline stoves were also purchased
in large numbers. Heavy floods
caused the break in the mains. The
line was broken at a creek which
had become swollen by the heavy
rains and spread over a wide section
W. B. Taylor of the Taylor Lum-
ber company, is spending the day in
Senator Reed of Missouri wants to
amend the constitution to prohibit
any man from being e'ected to fill a
third term as president. Since the
returns have been received from North
Dakota, Indiana, Colorado and New
York, there doesnt' seem to be any
pressing need of such an amendment.
Kansas City Livestock.
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., March 30.—Ca"
tie receipts only two hundred, mar
ket steady. Native steers, six
eight twenty-five. Native cows and
heifers, three twenty-five to seven
Hogs, receipts, ten thousand, quality
poor price, ten lower. Bulk of sales
Beven fifty to seven seventy.
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There are times when one may find good use for ready
money—money that would be at your disposal.
That is the time an account at this bank would be of
great value to you. Better begin now—start an account
today so you will have a surplus on hand for the time when
it is needed.
The total deposits of this bank amount to $460,000.00
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iriNEE MEN DIS-
CUSS ADDl SOFMR. FREELING
A Broadminded, Educa lan Who Has Displayed
Proper Spirit in Offek ..g Assistance—Has No
jSuperiors as an Orator
I was greatly pleased when Mr.
Freeling consented to make an ad-
drews for the University. He is a man
who ia well qualified to make an ad-
dress on many subjects and the peo-
ple of this city will miss a rare treat
if they fail to hear him.—George Ker-
Mr. Freeling has no peers in the
6tate when it comes to oratory. He is
a man wth a wonderful mind, and has
that power to hold the closest atten-
tion of an audience by his wonderful
flow of language. I was pleased
when he consented to make an ad-
REPLY T(> M H. WALDEL1
Mr. Bryan Informs the Public Why He
Is for Martin.
Mr. K. P. Waldell,
My Dear Sir:—In your letter ad
dressed to me and published yester-
day, you are quite right. For twenty
years, 1 have been implicitly believ-
ing in the doctrines and teachings of
Abraham Lincoln. 1 have always
been a republican. I am a republi-
can now. However, I am a citizen
before I am a partisan. Good gov-
ernment is dearer than party victory.
In the approaching city election the
republicans present Frank Stearns a3
their nominee. The democrats present
A. D. Martin. Both have records as
mayor. Either of them, if elected,
will doubtlessly model hie new admin-
istration after his former record.
Stearns has a record of extravagance
and waste, broken promises and inat-
tention to business. Through reckless
expenditures he bonded the property
of our city until taxes became intoler-
able and went out of office with city
warrants begging at fifty cents 011 the
dollar. His administration of city af-
fairs has been like that of his per-
sonal business—a failure. Martin has
a record of economy, strict business
management and sobriety. He has ex-
erted every possible effort towards
success. He has liquidated the forty-
six thousand dollars unpaid debt, left
consented to make an address.—Dr.
John Hart Scott, Baptist University.
It was a most generous act on the
part of Mr. Freeling to consent to
make an address. Shawnee people
want to hear his address because he
has selected an interesting subject.—
VV. P. Blake.
ESCAPE FROM DEATH
JUMPED IN FRONT OF AN AUTO-
MOBILE AND RUN
Floyd Davis, a four year old youth
residing on North Broadway, bears
Just think that it was a grand hit
in having our most talented man make
this address. He is the most liberal
and broad-minded man in our city.
It assures the success of the under-
taking—R. J. Burke.
Freeling will make a great address.
Ho is a big. broad-minded man and a charmed life. Three times the
has the ability to talk on most any past few weeks he has escaped a
subject. His address alone will draw tragic death by a fraction of inches,
a large crowd.—Frank P. Stearns. I and while he is suffering from in-
—; , A , juries received last night, they are
I was indeed pleased to hear ha nQ^ a 8erj0U8 natUre and his re-
Mr. Freeling had consented to make coyery wl„ be complete.
an address. He is an ableman, and Machine Pass(.d 0ver Him.
there Is no man In the city who, Ear|y |nBt the ^ fe|
low started to cross the street near
his home. Hugh Gerner, Jr., was
driving south on North Broadway.
The car was being driven slowly.
Just before Gerner reached the point
where the child had stopped the lit-
tle fellow made a dash for safety
directly in front of the machine.
Gerner stopped his machine within
a short distance and rushed back
to where the child lay on the pave-
ment. A physician was summoned
but it was found that aside from a
scalp wound and an abrasion on his
right side the little fellow had sus-
tained no other injuries.
Two Other Accidents.
Recently the youth fell from a
second story window of his home and
had a miraculous escape from instant
death. On one occasion he with
other children climbed into a rig
would draw a larger crowd than he.
because he is a gifted talker.—Rev.
Mr. Freelings lecture will bo inter-
esting and instructive. He has select-
ed an interesting subject and he has
the ability to handle it In a manner
that will prove most interesting. No
doubt a large crowd will hear the lec-
ture.—Postmaster Cash Cade.
Mr. Freeling is a gifted man and his
offer to speak at this time is an ex-
cellent one. It is a time now when
all should unite in helping to make
the affair a success. It will be a suc-
cess because the proper spirit is be-
ing shown in all quarters.—George E.
I am hlgtily pleased over the offer
of Mr. Freeling. It is spirit that will
from the Stearns administration, and tend to unite the people more closely
has paid every dollar of debt incurred in the great work of helping to build
^ ■ <ui.. uiwin 1 Imvo mnro
during his own administration. For
the first time in years, the city is on
a cash basis. Warrants are worth par.
A continuation of such an administra-
tion would soon reduce our taxes to
a respectable levy.
Having in mind the welfare of the
city, my dear Mr. Waldell, I saw only
one choice possible, like more than
one hundred other good republicans in
the city—I concluded to support A D.
Martin for mayor and have, in the in-
terests of ?ood government, tendered
my services towards his election.
Yours very truly,
JAY J. BRYAN.
WANT AD8 In the News-Herald, lc
up this city. We should have more
ing. He is a man with a wonderful
mind, an orator with no superiors im
the state and his address will he one
well worth hearing. Freeling is a big
man with a big brain.—Kib Warren.
The adress of Mr. Freeling will, no
doubt, attract a crowd. He is a gifted
nan and his subject will prove inter-
esting. He Showed the proper spirit
in consenting to aid the University.—
F. B. Reed.
I am not acquainted with Mr. Freel-
buwuiu and playfully whipped the horse,
such as Mr. Freel-1 animal became frightened and
ran away. The children escaped
without being Injured.
WILL ADJUST DIFFERENCES.
Operators and Miners to Hold Con-
ference April 10.
ny Associated Press.
Philadelphia, March 30—As a re-
sult of telegrams exchanged between
George F. Baer of the operators, and
John P. White of the mine workers.
ing but I have often heard it ex-'a conference will be held April 10
pressed that he is a gifted talker. I In an effort to settle the demands of
was glad "when I heard that he had the anthracite miners.
Men Burglarized the L. D. Ford Residence But Were
Scared Away-Chief Hill and Assistant Chief
Spann Ciptuied Pair
STATEMENT OF CONDITION
After an exciting chase over mud-
dy roads, through fields and woods,
two burglars giving the name", of C.
W. Veath and Arthur Thompson, fell
to the ground exhausted yesterday
afternoon and surrendered to Frank
Hill, chief of police, and Sherry
Spann, assistant chief, a mile west
of the city late yesterday afternoon.
A Bold Robbery.
The burglars had made one of
the boldest attempts at robbery ever
committed in the city. Following
the capture the men were brought
to police headquarters and photo-
graphed. They were turned over to
the custody of the county authorities
and are now in Jail awaiting arraign-
Awakened by Foot Steps.
Late yesterday afternoon Mrs. L. D.
Ford, who resides In the 1400 block
on North Broadway, heard a noise in
the house. She had been lying down
but hearing the sound of foot steps
jumped up and saw two men stand
Ing in a room. Seeing her the men
rushed from the house and started
west. They secured no loot. Mrs
Ford telephoned to police headquar
Officers Give Chase.
Chief Hill was seated in his office
when he received the call. Assistant
Chief Spann had just entered the of
fice. The two officers climbed Into
the chiefs rig and started north on
Broadway. They met a youth who
gave his name as John Bishop and
who said he lived in Wheatland, Ok.
He told the officers that he saw two
men running west just a short time
before. The officers turned west
and then began the chase.
Officers Surround Burglars.
The fleeing men were seen run-
ning through a field a considerable
distance west. The officers dashed
ahead as fast as their horse could
run and when the burglars saw
they were being overtaken turned in
another direction. Chief Hill jumped
from the rig and gave chase on foot.
The burglars rushed back and forth,
all the while the officers were gain-
ing upon them. When they saw
they were being surrounded by the
officers, who were within shooting
distance, the burglars threw up their
hands and surrendered.
They were handcuffed together
and taken to the Ford residence
where they were identified by Mrs
Ford as the men whom she had
seen in her house a short time be-
fore. They had forced a door in
gaining entrance to the house. A
window was also raised. The cap-
ture of the two burglars was one of
the most important ever made here
and the officers who succeeded
running them down received rnanv
congratulations today. It Is be-
lieved that several robberies com-
mitted of late could be explained by
the two men.
The Shawnee National Bank
A made to Comptroller of the Currency at the clone of business
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1912.
Time Loans and Discounts I 609,908.34
U. S. Bonds, at par 50,000.00
Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures 22,000.00
Stocks and Securities (County Warrants) . . .. 20,436.68
Demand Loans and Cotton Bills of Exchange . ..J 94,776.22
Cash and Sight Exchange 3X4,292.51 409,068.78
Capital and Surplus J 100,000.00
Undivided Profits m 10,044.51
Circulating Notes 48,797.50
The above is correct
Attest: J M. AYDELOTTE,
S. C. VINSON.
H. T. DOUQLAS,
JNO. W. JONES, Cashier
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