The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 221, Ed. 1 Monday, April 8, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
Exclusive Associated Press Reporl. Largest Circulation In This Section ol Oklahoma
Shawnee Dally Hirai.V, Vol. 16 /Coniolid.itdN
Sh.wi.ee Daily New., Vol. 16 V Dec. 1, 19" )
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, APHIL 8. 1912
EVENING EDITION—EIGHT PAGES.
MM SHOT IN FREE-FOB-ALL FIGHT;
Officer Charles Cole Wounds Joe Sammon of Sem-
inole When Two Shots Were Fired—Cole Set
Upon and Badly Hurt-Spann to Rescue
: scot CLANS RE-
«y Assoolat ,,a i<resa. -
N«w Orleans, La., April 8.-
Tbnight and Tuesday fair and
Chicago, 111., April 8.—Fair
tonight and Tuesday; warmer-
er tonight and Tuesday.
Kansas—Fair tonight and
Tuesday, , Warmer tonight
Two men were seriously hurt, one
whose wounds may cause his death
In a free-for-all fight In the Rock
Island station shortly after midnight
Sunday night Joe Sammon of Sem-
inole, received two revolver shot
wounds, one in each arm, the one in'
the left arm being the moot serious.
It entered at the wrist passing up-
ward and lodging in the shoulder.
He was also shot through the right
Charles Cole, might merchant pOJ
lice, sustained four broken ribs on
his left side, a dislocated shoulder
and two fingers on his left hand. He
was removed to his home.
Officer Was Attacked.
Oole shot Sammon after foe and
half a dozen other Seminole men had
attacked him when the officer step-
ped into the station. There was al-
most a panic among the twenty-five
or more persons who were waiting
in the station at the time. Sherry
Spann, who was at the outside of the
etation at the time, rushed into the
waiting room and had just entered
the door when a man hurled a base-
ball bat at him. Assistant Chief
Spann dodged the missel and in a
moment had brought order out of
chaos. He telephoned for an ambu-
lance and the injured men were
rushed away, Sammon to the hospital
and Cole to his home. The remainder
of the men boarded a train east for
Seminole. No arrests were made but
It is understood that county war-
rants will be issued.
Story of Fight
According to the statement of
Night Chief Span®', he and Cole went
to the Rock Island station Shortly
after midnight The Seminole ball
team who had played the Tecumseh
Fads at Benson Park with si* otiher
men were at the station. Cole en
Even From Far
Our deposits come.
This morning's mail contained
a draft for 4318.24 Krond, which
In plain "United States" is
The tide of saving that have
been sent back to the Old
Country for safe keeping,
thanks to the security offered
by our State Guaranty Fund
Law, Is flowing back this way.
Are you appreciating and
taking advantage of this pro-
tection? If not, why not?
Better Be Safe Than Sorry.
terod the west door leading into the
waiting room. Assistant Chief Spann
went around to the south side of the
station. He heard two shots and
rushed back to the west door where
Cole had entered. There was great
confusion in the station. A crowd
of men muttering threats were ad-
vancing towards Cole who had al-
ready been badly hurt Assistant
Chief Spann rushed at the men tri
soon scattered them.
An eye witness stated that as soon
as Cole entered the station a man
hurled a bat at him and Sammon Is
alleged to have struck him in the
face. When /Ole saw that he was
being assaulted it was then he drew
his revolver and threatened to shoot
unless they stayed back. Another
bat was hurled at him striking him
in the shoulder. It was then the
shots were fired. Sammon fell into
Beat When they saw that Sam-
mon had been wounded 8ix men are
said to hfcve made another attack on
Cole. What might have happened to
the officer if not for the presence of
Assistant Chief Spann is a matter
Word from Cole's home this after-
noon indicated that he was resting
comfortably. It is feared however
that he is injured internally. Sam-
mon was resting comfortably
cording to word received frota the
hospital this afternoon, and if com-
plications do not arise he will re-
Angry Over Arrest.
The Seminole ball team with the
men who accompanied the team he"e
arrived in the city early last night
after the game had been played .*t
Benson Park. It is lcnown that sev
eral of them had been drinking, one
of the number, an Indian, having
been arrested early in the evening
and taken to headquarters. Later
he was released on a cash bond. The
bond was forfeited this morning,
Several of the party had acted in a
disorderly manner, It Is said, and of-
ficers had them under surveillance,
It Is believed the men were angered
over the arrest of their townsmen
which precipitated the trouble at the
Sammon was a former resident of
Shawnee where he conducted a gro,
eery store. He is engaged in the
grocery business at Seminole.
PIE COUNTER CROWD
ALL M PUNT
TAFT, SAYS TEDDY
ROOSEVELT SA S "POLITICIANS
AGAINST PLAIN PEOPLE" IS
NOW THE ISSUE.
By Associated Press.
Decatur, 111.* April 8.—Roosevelt
spoke In the district of Congressman
McKinley, Tait's campaign manager
at Clinton today. He referred to the
recent statement of McKinley that
Taft Is no politician, and that fact
caused his supporters to groan.
"The professional bread and butter
politclans are all for Taft," he said
Taft's campaign Is entrusted to the
most thorough-going politicians in the
United States. Messrs. Tawny,
Barnes, Penrose, Galllnger, Cannon,
Guggenheim, Lorimer and others with
hom McKinley is associated. There
never was a straighter line-up be-
tween the politicians and the plain
Roosevelt was to make six speeches
By Associated Press.
Mattoon, 111., April 8.—Roosevelt
put himself on record here as direct-
oposed to Taft on reciprocity. He
declared he would never sanction the
reintroduction of such a measure as
the Canadian reciprocity bill passed
|| Security State Bank.
BUSY TIME, POLICE COUR
DOZEN OR MORE ARRESTS
MADE SATURDAY MGHT
Saturday and Sunday nights were
ones of activity for the police, the
municipal court docket Monday morn-
ing containing the names of a dozen
persons who had been arrested for
Four forfeited bonds, a few plead
guilty and those who plead not
guilty asked to have their trials set
down for 4 o'clock Mouday after,
noon. The larger number of per
sons arrested were negroes.
What Makes a
la Judging a bank always remember that it Is CAPITAL,
SURPLUS and profits 'hat give security to the depositor, be-
cause money is what stands between you as a depositor aud
any possible shrinkage in the security held by the bank.
CAPITAL, 8UIIPLU8 AND PROFITS $125,000.00.
THE STATE NATIONAL BANK
The Only I'. S. Depository in Pottawatomie Conntj.
MINERS AND OPERATORS.
Holding Joint Q^nfironce on Contract
at Kansas City Today.
1 ^ „
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., April 8.—The
southwest miners and operators be-
gan a Joint executive conferonco to-
day on the renewol for two years of
their present contract. Local condi-
tions were largely discussed.
LETTER READ AT MEETING HELD
SUNDAY—INTEREST IN MOVE
Supreme Court Refuses to Reopen
Celebrated "Patent Monopoly' Case,
By Associated Press.
Washington, April 8.—A rehearing
of the so-called "patent monopoly"
Mimeograph case has been refused by
the supreme court.
REPORTS 10 TAFT
ROTTEN, SAYS SEN.
RIVER SLOWLY SUBSIDING,
DANGER POINT MOVES FA|
Old Country Papers Comment on Or-
VE MEN TO CATCH
McKENZIE SLATED FOR POLICE
JUDGE—NOT MUCH FRUIT
When the city council meets tomo*
row evening the plum tree will be
shaken. The ripe fruit will fall—
the political plums in the way of ap-
pointments. However, it is known
that much of the fruit Is not ripe
enough to fall and will have to re-
main for several days more of ripen-
Mayor Frank Stearns is not going
to make all of his appointments. He
will make a few, possibly five or six.
The balance will be held up for con-
sideration. It may be a week before
they are ready for picking.
Tree Will Be Shaken.
When everything Is in readiness in
the city council chamber Tuesday
night for the shaking of the tree
there will be several men under the
branches to catch the choice fruit
that will fall. Charley Hawk will
grab the chief of police Job and as
soon as he is sworn In he will re-
lieve his successor, who relieved him
Just a year ago. Some of the city
Jobs are to be Just shifted around.
Sherry Spann will grab the Job of
assistant chief and Pat Hanaphy will
look happy with the day desk ser-
geant Job. Attorney W. T. Williams
is wearing an indelible spiile for he
will grab a plum In the form of the
city attorneyship. Listen! Judge Mc-
Kenzie looks to have the police Judge-
ship pocketed. That was the report
today and his close friends say he
has it cinched. The balance of the
appointments are hanging in the bal
ance with the "balance" of the as
pirants looking eagerly on.
A feature of the meeting of the
Scottish Clan Sunday at the home of
Engineer and Mrs. William Martin of
204 South Minnesota, was the reading
by the secretary of a letter from An-
drew Carnegie, in which he express-
ed interest in the proposed home for
Scots in Shawnee, but stated that
owing to his present ill-health, he
would not be able to take the matter
up with the organization until later.
He Is at present at Hot Springs
Ark., under the care of Dr. Ross, a
celebrated Scotch physician.
Old Country Interested.
At this meeting also clipping from
old country papers were read. Among
them was the following from the Ar-
broath (Forforshire) Guide:
"Shawnee, Oklahoma, is now the
home of several old Arbroathians, In-
cluding Mr. G. W. Tackitt, Mr. J. T.
Deattie, and Miss Susan Beattie. It
is over thirty years since Mr. Tackitt
left Arbroath, while Mr. Beattie, who
was a mechanic here, has been out
in the states about three years. At
a meeting of the Scotch clans in
Shawnee to celebrate the Burns an-
niversary, visitors from various parts
of the states of Oklahoma and Kan-
sas were present, and it was urged
that some immediate steps should be
taken to attract the flow of emigra-
tion to Oklahoma Instead of allowing
Canada and the northwest to get
most of it. A committee was appoint-
ed to take the matter up with a view
to establishing a home at Shawnee
within a year. At the Burns gather-
ing the Misses Fay and Mabel Tack-
itt were dressed in Highland costume,
and the grand march was led by Mr.
Gordon and Miss Sudan eBattie.
Letters from California, enclosing
clippings from other Scottish papers
were read, and also inquiries that
came by way of California, asking
for information as to farming lands
in the vicinity of Shawnee. Two
families expect to come to Shawnee
this fall to locate. The movement
inaugurated by the Scots at their
state meeting here on Burns' birthday
is growing rapidly, and Shawnee will
Many Members Present.
Among those present Sunday, be-
sides about thirty from this Immedi-
ate vicinity, wire editor D. P. Wallace
of the Meeker Herald; H. U. McDon-
ald and family of Newalla; Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Morgan of McLoud; and
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Musson, from
northeast of the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin royally enter-
tained the Clans, who will meet the
first Sunday in May at the suburban
home of Mr. and Mrs. Musson.
Two applications for membership
were received at yesterday's meeting,
from Editor Wilson of the Sulphur
Post and from the secretary of the
Sulphur Chamber of Commerce.
A committee of women auxiliary to
the Clans was named, who will co-
operate with the main organization,
One eighth Scotch blood was made
the standard for membership in the
PROBLEM OF GREAT INDUSTRIAL
ORGANIZATION DISCUSSED IN
REPORT JUST MADE PUBLIC.
By Associated Press.
Washington, D. C.t April 8.—The
report of the commissioner of corpor-
ations to President Taft, was made
public today. The report Is fts fol-
Indian Killed Sunday.
Holdenville, Okla., April 8.—Isaac
Kerneb, a full blood Creek Indian,
was shot In the breast twice with a
shotgun and killed instantly about
four miles south of Holdenville at 8
o'clock Sunday evening. Kerneb with
two other Indians was going home
in a wagon when they started to quar-
rel with Jim Franks and Charles
Narcomy, two other Indians, riding
horses. The two latter Indians rode
ahead, secured a shotgun and revolv-
er and waylaid the men in the wagon
ar.d at a lonely spot It Is alleged,
emptied the gun and revolver at the
two. Kerneb's companions fled and
the team ran Into the woods where
Kerneb's dead body was found. The
arrest of the others soon followed
and they are now in Jail.
WILL PRESIDENT BECOME "DE-
LIBERATE RECEIVER OF
By Associated Press.
Washington, April 8.—Following the
receipt of a telegram from Kentucky
saying that federal offices of the
first district had operated to "subvert
the will of a majority of the voters"
In the election by signing Taft a cer-
tificate when Roosevelt had carried a
county by a large majority, Senator
Dixon today issued an open letter to
the president, declaring the president
"will become a deliberate receiver of
stolen goods" unless he repudiates
PROMINENT FARMER M
HELO FOR TRIAL
DR. O. B. BROWN WAIVED PRE-
officer fired a couple of shots over
the fleeing man's head, but the noise1
of the bullets only tended to increase
the pace of the fleeing man.
Was Carrying Revolver.
The officer clung to the man who
made a struggle to get away. He
gave the name pf D. J, Robertson.
He plead guilty to the charge of
carrying concealed weapons and was
fined (50 and costs. His pal, Pete
Bradley, was docketed as a vag. Both
"Is that your name," Municipal
Judge Flowers said to a negro who
had given the name of John Mur-
phy. The negro said that it was. He
was committed on a vagrancy charge.
Four other negroes, two men and
two women were committed o
See Alice, the wonder, at the car
Dr. O. B. Brown, charged with fel-
onious assault waivod a preliminary
hearing Saturday In Justice of the
Peace John Hat fields court at Tecum-
ser and was held under a thousand
dollar bond for his appearance at
trial. The shooting took place at
Tlbbetts home, five miles southeast
Brown Is alleged to have shot E.
A. Tlbbett, during a quarrel, the bul-
let passing clear through Tibbett's
neck. Tlbbetts was a renter of
Brown's and the trouble Is said to
have been caused over a division of
some cotton seed. Brown will set up
a plea of self-defense.
Large Load of Provision, Tents,
kets and Feed on Way Down
Anxiety over the Mississippi
centered this afternoon in the thi
ened districts of Arkansas and n|
The river has receded at Meml
but rose a foot at Vlcksburg todd
Minor breaks south of Meml
which threatened Arkansas, relil
the strain on the lower dykes,
the water hourly works back Inb
In villages behind the levee|
Mississippi and Louisiana alar:
felt over the oncoming crest ofl
flood and drove hundreds of peopj
the high lands.
By Associated Press.
Memphis, Tenn., April 8.—The
has subsided seven-tenths of a
t nd all levees in this district are 1
ing this moruing, placing the
below here in great dang|
The town of Modoc is under t^
feet of water today, through
breaking of the levee yesterday.]
Steamers and motor launches
picked up scoreB of refugees ofi
house tops, and of tree tops, and [
The work of caring for the
ers is being rapidly systemlzed. I
TO UNSEAT BRIBE GIVERS.
By Associated Press.
Santa Fe, N. M., April 8.—The
house bribery Investigation commit-
tee voted nine to six to make a re-
port adverse to the four members ac-
cused of bribery and recommended
that they be unseated.
By Associated Press.
St. Louis, Md.. April 8.—Missis|
showed a slight fall this mor
The United States engineers del
ment steamer Nokimis, is towij
barg bearing three hundred
government provisions for
ferers in Missouri, Kentucky and|
nessee, started down the river
The cargo includes a hundred!
seventy tons of forage for stoc^
ported starving, hundreds of
two thousand blankets and eight |
sand pounds of rations.
Deserting Elliott City.
By Associated Press.
Raton Rouge, La., April 8.—TlJ
habitants of Elliott City and
ere deserting their homes, becau
a crevasse in the west bank o|
Richards & Prlngle's famous Geor-
gia minstrel coons looked the satis-
factory part as they appeared In the
parade this afternoon. It will evi-
dently be a good minstrel show at
the Becker tonight.
SHOTS FAILED TO
HALT MAD WHO
Prominent Lawyer Dei J.
Springfield, Mo., April 8.— Judge
Walter D. Hubbard, a prominent Mis-
souri lawyer, and republican leader,
died today of heart disease.
Judge P. O. Cassidy of the firm
of Cassidy & Reasor, is in attendance
at district court at Tecumseh.
HEAVY SENTENCE FOR CARRY
ING A GUN—SURPRISED
"What are you fellows doing there,"
Detective Pony Moore said to a trio
of white men he came across in the
Rock Island yards this morning.
The trio started to run. Moore grab-
bed one and told the other two lo
halt. One complied with the com-
mand, but the third kept on. The
STATEMENT OP CONDITION
The Shawnee National Bank
A* made to Comptroller of the Currency at the close of business
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 80, 1812.
Time Loans and Discounts I 509,908.84
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 . • 1 94,776.22
Cash and Sight Exchange 314,292.51 409,068.7*
Capital and Surplus * 100,000.00
Undivided Profits 10,044.51
Circulating Notes 48,797.50
The above Is correcL JNO. W. JONES, Cashier
Attest: J M. AYDELOTTE,
S. C. VINSON, Directors.
H. T. DOUGLAS,
This Bank offers superior service to its patrons. Its Officers aui
Directors are thoroughly familiar with the needs and requirements of
this section of the country, having been constantly engaged in the bank-
ing business in this section for nearly twenty years.
We attribute the continual and substantial growth of th Bank's
business to the above facts, couple*! with promptness, accuracy, and the
uniform courtesy always extended to those who deal with us.
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