The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 221, Ed. 1 Monday, April 8, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE NEWS-HERALD
MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1912
.IS II. WKAVKR.
AS. F. BARRETT
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,1911, at Shawnee, Okla., under act
March 3, 1879.
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>'< OUR I'1'BI.IC SCHOOLS.
N(Compare the cost of a city's police
>rce with the cost of Its school ays
and you have one indication of
yat municipality's interest in educa-
3iif according to Dr. Harlan Upde-
*aff. Dr. Updegraff is specialist in
jhool administration of the United
Lates bureau of education, which has
)r\st published for free distribution a
JOonograph containing the results of
rU; In discussing his monograph yee-
•nfrday, Dr. Updegraff said that every
^mericn city spends more money on
s schools than on its police. "But
late value of this comparison," he said,
ponies in finding how much more the
ublic schools get. It is an interest-
ig, and possibly a significant fact,
lat the larger the proportion of total
I hunicipal revenue given to one of
Lpese branches of city government, the
mailer the proportion received by the
bher. This rule is practically invar-
ible in all the cities investigated,
.gain, it has been found that the
mailer the city is, the larger is the
Proportion of its income spent
"This investigation! embraced 103 of
le 184 American cities which the cen-
aius of 1910 showed to have a popula-
Mow of 30,000 or more. We divided the
«Qst into four groups. In the first
proup, wihich consisted of thirteen cit-
bo?s with a population of 300,000 or
at'lore, we found that the general prac-
tice was to spend about 26 per cent
thf the total revenues on tae public
wechools, or $2.12 for every dollar spent
*,fn the police force. Minneapolis made
Sic beat showing, giving its schools 37
alter cent 6f its entire income, or 4 1-4
rl^me8 as much as it spent on its po-
1 "The second group of cities, which
weicludes twenty communities with a
Gv>pulation of 100,000 to 300,000, gen-
)r rally speaking devoted a little more
.' toan one-third of their Incomes to
^education, or three times as much as
H8hey gave their police. Here Scranton
^id the best by its schools, with ex-
penditures for them amounting to
ce*ractically half of all its income,
Whereas its police force got only one-
lefixth that amount
,Ie "Going still farther to the third
d roup, comprising forty-two cities hav-
>n( population of 60,000 to 100,000, we
—ound that they are spending about
C EVERYBODY GOES TO THE
136.5 per cent of all the receipts on
education, or three and two-fifths
times the police appropriations. Johns-
town, Pa., lakes first place prize,
standing about where Scranton does
in the list ahead.
"Finally, twenty-eight cities investi-
gated, which have a population of 30,-
000 to 50,000, lay out practically 38
per cent of their money on schools.
This is four and one-third times as
much as the guardians of the peace
receive. Here Topeka, Kas.. and Jop-
lin, Mo., are tied for first place, each
with a showing of am even 53 per cent
of ail revenues to educate their chil-
dren. This was 4.9 times as much as
Joplin gave its police, and more than
eight times as much as Topeka de-
voted to the same purpose."
Dr. Updegraff's bulletin, which is
entitled "A Study of Expenses of City
School Systems," was prepared to pro-
vide those charged with the adminis-
tration of public schools in the largest
cities of the United States the means
of making'exact comparisons of cost
between any two or more cities.
The figures given In Dr. Upde-
graff's bulletin show how far ahear
of most of the cities of the country
Shawnee ie, as regards expenditures
for public schools. Shawnee is proud
of her public school system and there
never in the history of the city been
any serious opposition to the voting
of bonds for schools purposes—in fact,
it is always considered a foregone con-
clusion that any school bond issue will
carry practically unanimously. As a
result, Shawnee has the "best public
school Bystem in the southwest.
4. . NOW . . 5
Teature Edisoa drama of wild and
itormy seas, fine ocean views and a
d"A Spanish Dilemma"
i ThC Engagement Ring
'Venture J.IOGRAPH comedies that, ns
1 laugh producers, are unexcelled.
— "The Trail Thru Ike Hills"
^ Kalem sensation that holds tight and
■ leeos an audience
l teeps an
aeedles—so to speak.
The ODEON Is dally packed to ca-
city by those who seek the be9t
)N>n clean, wholesome amusement; the
. ^ttve cent price of adminslon makes 11
I ^^oselble for everybody to enjoy our
'personally selected" programs;
Ladles down town In the afternoons
spend a pleasant hour here, a fitting
climax to all shopping days. Send
the children to the ODEON—they
Uke our pictures too.
A FORTUNATE CITY.
Shawnee Is one of the most fc
tunately located cities of the entire
southwest, In moro ways than one.
Primarily, of course, must be con-
sidered the geographic location of this
city. Near the centre of the great
state of Oklahoma, her position is
Indeed a commanding one. In this
respect, she excels all other cities of
the slate, and is the prime favorite
with all great organizations of Okla-
homa as a convention city.
That Shawnee is located in the
midst of the richest agricultural sec-
tion of the state, in the "rain belt"
where droughts are the exception, in-
stead of the rule, and where the hills
are sufficiently timbered to remove
the great disadvantage of plains
cities—shortage of wood for fuel and
But Shawnee's greatest asset is in
the Canadian river. While other mu-
nicipalities were last year suffering
for water, Shawnee had an ahundhnce.
In fact. City Engineer Brown esti-
mated that during the dry season
enough water flowed by the pumping
station to amply supply a city of
This matter of water supply causes
Shawnee to be more greatly envied
than any other one thing, and now
that the floods are raging down the
Mississippi Valley, Shawnee can con-
gratulate herself, thnt although she
has an abundant water supply, her
location la such that there Is no poa-
slblllty of Injury from floods. Even
the pumping station Is located so
high upon the bluff, that It was not
endangered even during the unprece-
dented high waters of fonr years ago.
The quality of the water supply Is
of even more importance than the
Quantity. The Canadian water used
by Shawnee is not, as popularly sup-
rosed. during the dryer seasons of
the year when the river is low, the
same as that which flows by Okla-
homa City. Par from It. When the
river is dry at Oklahoma City, there
is plenty at Shawnee. Huge sparkl-
ing springs between the two cities,
and creeks of pure cool water sup-
ply Shawnee when her sister city
contemplates a dry stream. To the
crooked Canadian Shawnee owes In
a large measure her successes of
the past, and this same Canadian will
contribute largely to her great future.
GET YOUR PORCH READY.
No place is more Inviting on a hot,
summer day—or any other day, for
that matter—than a really home-like
porch. An outdoor living room,
aside from the standpoint of health,
is the greatest source of comfort and
pleasure to any member of the fam-
Substantial furnishings are neces-
sary to stand the exposure to the
weather as well as to add to the
home like appearance of the porch.
Rustic furniture is best for a house
built In rustic style, In the moun-
tains. by the seaside, or in the coun-
try. For other houses, willow furni-
ture usually harmonites best with the
general atmosphere of out-of-doors.
Easy chairs, swinging couches or ham-
mocks, sofas, built-in seats, and a
tea table make possible no end of
good times in an outdoor living room.
Indian rugs and grass rugs will
stand the wear better, perhaps, than
any other kind, and give pleasing
touches of color to the porch. A
plentiful supply of porch pillows and
mats also Is desirable. Burlaps and
canvas are good materials for pillows,
Test Your Seed
Yon lose FOUR DOLLARS every time you plant a bad ear of
corn. Don't overlook the importance of good seed, a whole sum-
mer's work may be lost if you are not careful.
Testing seed is a simple process. We have a large chart in
the lobby of the bank which gives a diagram Illustrating how
testing is done.
Call at the bank if jron are Interested.
National Bank ot Commerce
Capital, Surplus and Profits 000.00.
and can easily be stenciled in attrac-
tive designs or left plain. Linen cov-
ers for chairs are a practicable addi-
tion to the furnishings, as furniture
that is out in all kinds of weather
is likely to soil light-colored clothing.
Vines, hanging baskets of ferns,
vases of flowers and porch boxes con
taining hardy plants are always de-
lightful on a porch and help to beau
tify it in a way that nothing else
could. The cane or willow baskets
are the best for a porch, and afford
an oportunity for anyone interested
A reading table with books, writing
materials, and a waste basket, and a
fire-place will complete an out-door
living room even for the most fastidi-
ous. The fireplace permits living on
the porch when the days are a bit
Awnings and Japanese blinds are
desirable for summer, and it is an ex
cellent plan to have the porch en-
closed in glass in winter, to be used
as a Bun room. If the porch is large
enough, two rooms—a dining-room
and a living room—could be furnish
ed, one at either end of the porch,
It is best to use furniture belonging
to the porch, as indoor furniture
would not be appropriate for outdoor
The ideal position for the living
porch is opening on the gardens.
Then there may be had all the pri-
vacy of indoor life and yet all the
pleasures of the out-of-doors.
What the Editor* are
We are authorized to announce that
J. H. (Harve) Pamberton will be
candidate for the nomination for
sheriff of Pottawatomie county, sub-
ject to the decision of the democratic
FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY.
To the voters of Pottawatomie
county: I hereby announce myself
for the office of county attorney, sub
Ject to the will of the voters at the
J, T. WILLIAMS
FOR COUNTY CLERK.
To the Voters of Pottawatomie
I hereby announce myself for th'
ctfice of County Clerk, subject to the
will of tne voters in the democratic
primary to be held in August
R. C. (BOB) GREEN.
Oklahomans in Canada.
A telegram to the Associated Press
from Ottawa, Canada, says that the
Canadian department of immigration
announces that the spring rush to
the dominion from the United States
is greater than ever.
This seems strange after Buch a
cold and stormy winter, but the next
statement is stranger still, that a
large part of the Immigration is from
Missouri and Oklahoma.
Why on earth any farmer should COMPENSATION ACT
leave Oklahoma for western Canada The recent mjne dlgRBter at the
is a question that pu^les us. San8 „oig m)ne ca,|g aUentlon to the
The best guess at the cause per- effon of g(ate Labor CommissIoner
haps is that Oklahoma, one of the chaa A Daugherty ln trylng t0 have
youngest of the border states, has ed a ]aw known ag ,he „Work
drawn a large contingent of that pop £ Compen8atlon Act...
of the cotton belt, Mr. J. G. Anderson,
the originator of what has become
known as the "Rock Hill Plan"
urging the planters to greatly reduce
the acreage of the cotton crop this
year. He shows that with a present
surplus of nearly four million bales
still to be disposed of this question
of arranging for a higher price per
pound for the coming crop Is the
most important now before the grow-
It is shown how every other inter-
est in all the country is adopting rad-
ical measures for controlling their
supply with a view of securing at
least the bare cost of production. This
much should be secured by the cotton
growers. It Is also shown how the
labor and others interests all over
the country are working against any
danger to the industrious growers of
cotton. Mr. Anderson raises the cry:
"Cut the acreage and cult deep."—
ulatlon, always found on the border,
that is restless and never satisfied.
It moves on, always retreating before
civilization and a crowded condition,
and that It Is from this class that
Canada is drawing.—Oklahoma City
A Mater of Veracity.
A woman of Munice, .Indiana, has
created a sensation ln New York with
her magnificent jewels, the striking
part of the decorations being the dia-
monds set in the heels of her slip-
Guests of the big hotels in Gotham
never saw anything like the display
made by the Indiana woman. The
newspapers had great scare stories
about the novel jewelry exhibit and
the cartoonlstB hastened to get ln
their work on the subject.
Meanwhile, the assessor out at Mu-
nice was busy reading the newspa-
pers. He was astonished to learn
that he had overlooked assessing the
diamonds of the woman who made
her home at Munice, so he called
around to see the woman's husband
to obtain an inventory of the jewels
which had caused excitement in the
gilded dining rooms of the metropolis.
The husband announced that the
diamonds were Rhinestones, worth $5
The wife had not placed the same
estimates on the value of the jewels,
while being Interviewed by the New
The tax assessor Is in deep trou-
That Cotton Acreage.
Tn a very carefully prepared circu-
lar to the cotton growers of this part
The object of such a law is to pro-
vide a fund for the assistance of
families that the deprived of means
of livelihood by the death of the
head of the family, or member upon
whom the family depends for living.
Under the present system, there is
no such fund, and the dependents
are forced to seek compensation by
suit against the company. Of course
this is expensive, not only to those
seeking the compensation, but also
to the company, and the case may
drag along in the court and from
one court to another for an indefi-
nite time—costing both parties
heavy legal fees.
This question has been met in
foreign countries by providing a
permanent fund to which both the
employes and employer contribute.
When death by accident occurs, the
family is promptly paid out of this
fund and all legal complication as ex-
penses are done away.
There is no doubt but employers,
and especially mine operators will
be glad to co-operate with the state
labor commissioner, for it is pla'n
that the operator will fare better
under a provision contemplated by
the compensation act, than under
present conditions where It is neces-
sary to go into court to settle all
Laboring men and operators
should get together on this proposi-
tion and aid the state labor commis-
sioner ln having a law passed that
will give relief to both the operator
and the dependent ones who suffer
loss by accident while employed to
work in dangerous places.—McAlester
(By Ward Harker.)
Sob shows are trying on beauty
Speaking of unpopularity, consider
garlic and talking machines in an
Don't conclude a sock Is big enough
merely because you can stretch it
A tacturnity is a badge of wisdom
only to the extent that the wearer
runs small risk of making an ass of
No, indeed, a shamrock is not the
paste that sticks on the pawnbroker's
Oklahoma City street cars offer the
luxury of smoking apartments, but
you get pulled if you spit.
This agitation that all vacant city
lots be planted in garden truck Is a'.l
right; provided, however, that the
prescriptive rights of the small boy
in his baseball diamond be respected.
Sordid utilitarianism must not inter-
fere with the kindergarten of our
great national sport.
The farmer, shuffling through sand,
sighs for the city's smooth pave-
ments; the city pedestrian, footsore
from ttird sidewalks, yearns for the
soft surface of Mother Earth.
"Where did you eat—at the restau-
"No; at the drugstoraunt."
A beautiful sight to see in Okla-
homa: A series of bumper crops,
bringing such general prosperity that
the farmer will sit in his swivel
chair at his roll-top desk listening
indulgently to the bank solicitor who
stands with hat in hand and begs
the farmer to relieve the bulging
coffers of the bank by borrowing
What standpatters so loudly de-
nounce as "new ideas" are, for the
most part, merely neglected Ideas.
There is nothing much new under
Theatrical stars should be mindful
they cannot wear their diamonds in
of mistaken identity. The telegram
was sent by Charles McCloud, the
detective who was sent to Birming-
ham to return the prisoner.
It is evident that McGraw, who is
wanted here as a fugitive from jus-
tice, convicted and sentenced to ten
years' imprisonment for perjury, has
made good his escape, unless he
makes some false move. It was be-
lieved until Detective McCloud's tele-
gram was received that the prisoner
was none other than O'Brien, it be-
ing assumed that O'Brien's exact
counterpart would be hard to discov-
er. It apears, however, that the
Birmingham police accomplished the
O'Brien offense, besides giving
false testimony in the second Tege-
ler trial, demonstrated the fact that
an attorney of a certain brand will
some times go to dangerous lengths
to win a lawsuit. It also demon-
strated that a straw bond is not an
entirely impossible performance.
SHIPMENTS OF CATTLE
ARE VERY LARGE
THOUSANDS OF CATTLE VYKItE
PROGRAM FOR MONDAYs
"THE DRAMA OF THE EN-
(Ambrosio) A high quality pic-
(Reliance) Historical drama.
(Thanhouser) Bertie comee to
claim the girl, but the other
fellow haB won her.
SHAWNEE LODGE No. 55,
I. O. O. F.
PRISONER NOI MIKE O'BRIEN
SUSPECT ARRESTED AT BIRMING
HAM TURNS OUT TO BE A
Oklahoma City, April 8.—According
to a telegram received Saturday by
County Attorney Sam Hooker, the
man arrested at Birmingham, Thurs-
day, suspected of being Milton C. Mc-
Graw, alias Mike O'Brien Is a case
STOCK IS SCARCE-
Shipments of cattle wintered here
by various stockmen are being sent to
cattle markets. Most of the cattle are
in condition for market. Some are be-
ing gent to Oklahoma City, but a ma-
jority will go to Kansas City or Port
Last fall 4000 head of cattle were
brought here to be wintered. About
half that number were brought to Te-
cumseh to be wintered. There is a
scarcity of local cattle, according to
the statement of J. E. O'Dell, which
accounts for the present high prices
of beef for most of the beef for local
consumption Ib shipped here from the
packing houses. Pork, too, is high.
Raising of more cattle and hogs is
being urged. There are certain sec-
tions of the county where cattle could
be raisocj with profit, the land being
hill} «md not especially adapted to
the raising of prevailing crops. There
are not enough cattle raised in this
county for local consumption.
No better day than this on wtdch
to follow Walt Whitman's example
to loaf and Invite your soul, prorldad
your soul will accept th* lnrltatko.
At least you can loaf.
Knowledge, with truth, Is the treat
ron ln the firmament. Life and pow-
er are scattered with all lta beams.—
Temperature of Boiling Water.
When water bolls and steam es-
capes, the temperature of the water
rlaes no higher, however great the
heat of the fire.
LEMLEY & WILSON Managers
Musical Comedy Stock
"Mr. Plaster ol Paris"
SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
"STEBBINS FROM MISSOURI"
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Matinee Daily, 2:30 p. m. Any seat 10 cents.
Two Shows Nightly, 7 to 10:30. Reserve 6eats 20 >euts.
Three New Pictures Dally. General Admission 1(1 cents.
LEMLEY & WILSON, Managers
2—Big Vaudeville Aets-2
Stanley and Stanley
Singing-Talking THE HUMAN VIOLIN
Allen and Anderson
In Their Big Comedy Act
"THE BABY FACTORY"
A Scream From Start to Finish
4.000 Feet of Best Pictures—Changed Daily.
PRICES) Children under 12, 5 cents. Adults, 10 rents.
• Meets every Thursday night
Visiting brethren welcome.
MADE TO FORM
SECRETARY HERE IN INTEREST
OF CITIZENS' PROTECTIVE
O. P. Workman, secretary of the
Citizens' Protective League, is in the
city and tonight will Appear before
the Retail Merchants' Association and
urge the formation of a branch in
this city. Mr. Workman was here
last week. He also held a confer-
ence with citizens of Tecumseh rela-
tive to the formation of a league in
that city. The league is organized
on much the same lines as is th&
Taxpayers' League. The instructions
of the league follows:
"First. Either call a mass meet-
ing of your citizens and explain* the
purposes of this organization which
are reduction in taxation; economy
in expenditure of money raised ny^
taxation; reduction in number of pu6-
11c officers; state, county and mu-
nicipal; laws that will enable taxpay-
ers to successfully prosecute embez-
zlers of public monies; and the
amendment or reptal of such la*r&
as are now hindering the development
of this state by driving out both
money and men; organize at this
meeting by electing a chairman and
an executive committee consisting of
"Or, If you do not call a mass
meeting, secure all the signatures
you can to the application blanks,
thtn call the members together. Elect
one of your strongest men as chair-
man, as this chairman is to repre-
sent you in the convention to be
called when all the cities and towns
of the state are organized.
"Second. After organization is ef-
fected, forward to the main office the
names of all your members and exe-
cutive committee so their names may
be entered upon our books.
"Third. Do not fail to elect &.
chairman and executive committee-
who are free from political entangle-
ments as this is a movement of the
people, for the people and not the-
"FVmrth. Under the by-laws of the
organization no man holding public
office, state, county or city is eligible
"Fifth. Organize now—we are for
one hundred thousand strong."
MONDAY, APRIL 8
THE SEASON'S BEST BET
Richards & Pringle's
Headed by the Highest Salaried Co-
ored Minstrel Star In America
Street Parade at Noon
Concert In front of Theater at 7:3G
p. m. Prices: 25c, 50c and 75c.
sale at Public Drug Co.
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