The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 223, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 10, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE NEWS HERALD
OTIS n. WEAVER Publlahrr
CUAS. F. BARHETT Editor
ItuN/HfNN Office Phone 27N
Editorial Office Phone 321
Entered as second class matter Dec.
4, 1911. at Shawnee, Okla., under act
of March 3, 1879.
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NEWS HERALD WANTS CHANCE.
You have all heard of the Kansas
farmer who put one over a green
Easterner when, for the total consid-
eration of $1,000, he fooled him into
accepting a deed for one thousand
acreB instead of one hundred acres,
the latter acreage being the amount
of the intended purchase. The re-
sult was the poor Easterner soon went
broke paying taxes.
Now when the publisher of The
News-Herald bought the former Shaw
nee News and Shawnee Herald, his
deeds called for all the good will of
both papers, but absolutely there was
no deed of transfer of the ill will of
The News-Herald has only been an
entity in Shawnee a short while and
Its publisher's residence but lately es-
tablished here for weal or woe. The
aid of the Shawnee public is solicited
to have The News-Herald afflicted
only with the ill will of its own cre-
Give The News-Herald an even
break as between the good will uud
ill will it may establish without ref-
erence to any past for which it is not
responsible. Any statement at a citi-
zens' meeting this morning that the
sincerity and varacity of The News-
Herald was generally questioned is
resented and shall always be proper-
Very naturally, since there has been
such a concentrated amount of politi-
cal contentions and divisions in Shaw
nee and Pottawatomie county since
tho arrival of the publisher and es
tablishment of The News-Herald, it
has not only been impossible for this
paper to engage all questions at is-
sue satisfactorily to every citizen, but
as well, it has been Impossible for
the new head of the Shawnee publi-
cation field to measure at all times
satisfactorily to himself the more de-
sirable news and editorial proprieties,
and In the consideration of proprie
ties. It is insisted the regard is never
at the sacrifice of sincerity or varac
ity in behalf of any partisan faction
or any party exegency.
MAYOR STEARNS, "OFFICIAL
Whatever other claims Mayor
Htearns may have upon a place in the
hall of fame of Shawnee and Oklaho-
ma, in the public mind of generations
to come, he will be known best as
Shawnee's "public host;" the giver
of the glad hand to all comers, the
one among all who is ever delighted
to meet man, woman or child, magnate
or beggar, white, red or bjack, demo-
crat, republican or socialist—in fact,
the one who knows and shows no
distinction in the greeting of visitors
How many of us remember that
Frank Stearns was the first man to
shout, "hello," across the street and
call us by name when we first ar-
rived in Shawnee! How many of us
remember his warm hand-clasp as he
bid us welcome to the city, as If he
But It has always been especially
to the poor and unfortunate or the
aged that Frank Stearns has shown
the greatest kindness, and the true
largenesr of his heart. As Goldsmith
"The ruined spendthrift, now no long-
Claimed kinship there and had his
The broken soldier, kindly bade to
Sat by the fire and talked the night
And so has Frank Stearns served
Shawnee as much as a private citi-
zen as he ever did or will as mayor
No other man in Shawnee's history
was ever more of a public man while
•till in private life. His worst ene-
mies cannot Bay but that his good
points outweigh his bad, and that any
harm he may ever have done, has
more than been made up for by the
great good that his energy and affa
bility have accomplished.
Frank Stearns has been a mighty
good man for Shawnee, and it is our
sincere hope that he will continue so.
And that when his present administra-
tion Is closed, he will retire from the
inayorality with no blot upon his rec-
ord, so that when Shawnee comes into
her own and seats a democratic exe-
cutive in the mayor's chair, her peo-
ple will not have to blush when ref-
erence is made to "Frank Stearns' last
SAFEGAURDI NG THE PANAMA
The opposition that has developed
in the United States senate to the
fortification of the Panama Canal has
taken the form of a warning that such
action on the part of this country
would incense England and probably
lead to dangerous international trou-
bles, says the Augusta Chronicle. An
effectual quietus has been put on this
argument, however, by a letter, read
in the senate, written by John Hay,
who aided in drafting the Hay-Paunce-
fote treaty with England dealing with
the canal project.
Mr. Hay said in his letter: "The
whole theory of the treaty is that the
canal is to be American. The enor-
mous cost of the construction is to be
borne by the United States alone.
When constructed it is to be exclu
sively the property of the United
States and is to be managed, controll-
ed and defended by it."
So there will be no trouble with
England on account of the fortifica-
tions. Neither will there be trouble
with any other country. The work
of preparing the defenses has been
going on with the construction of the
canal. A regiment of infantry has
long been stationed in the canal zone.
Everything there is under the control
of army officers. If there were to
have been a protest from any other
nation against fortification it would
have been made long ago, for all the
world knows what is being done on
the Panama isthmus.
What is really back of the opposi-
tion to the military plans for the canal
is the objection based on theory and
sentiment, to the expenditure of any
considerable sum of money in prep-
aration for possible war. It is the old
protest that if the country has no
army or navy, no forts or battleships,
it cannot be Involved in war.
But the canal will be fortified, just
the same. The common sense of the
American people will not tolerate such
a condition of affairs in this country
as made possible the seizure of Tripoli
HOW IT OFTEN WORKS.
A Macon, Ga., man shot and killed
a man he found Saturday night em-
bracing a woman he took to be his
wife. The inquest showed that the
murdered man was bidding his sweet-
heart goodbye and he had in his pock-
et a license to marry her, which the
couple planned on using Monday. One
trouble with the unwritten law's oper-
ations is that the jealous fool who
resorts to It is seldom careful about
ascertaining the facts.—McAlester
TIE IN THE DELEGATION.
A Famous Deadlock in the District of
Ususally the delegation to the re-
publican national convention, which al-
lows the District of Columbia two del-
egates, is made up of a white man
and a negro, Perry Carson, a gigantic
negro who wore a pearl-colored frock
coat and a high hat of the same shade
with a big black band round it, was
the republican leader among the ne-
groes for many years, and always
went to the convention as a delegate
when he could.
Once, when It came time in the
convention for the delegations to
hand up the names of their choice
for national committeemen, Perry
arose and said: "Mlstah Chailhman, I
ask that the District of Columbia be
pasHed ovah tempohrar'ly." Perry
pointed to his white colleague. "This
y':Te gem'man an' myself have not
agreed. He votes foh hisself an' I vote
foh myself; an' we is at a deadlock
foh th' time bein'."
John Mahr With News-Herald.
Mr. John Mnhr, son of Dr. J. C.
Mahr, has accepted a position with
The News-Herald. Young Mnhr was
raised in Shawnee, but for the past
few years has been away atending
the state university and latterly be-
ing employed as reporter and solici-
tor with the Muskogee Times Demo-
Frank Roodhouse has disposed of
his one-half interest in the Roodhouse
Coal Yard to his father-in-law, H. M
Corbln. Mr. Roodhouse has retired
from the business.
Captain E. R. Walte has returned
from an extended b'jplnesg trir
hrough the north and east.
Test Your Seed
You lose FOUR DOLLARS every time you plant a bad ear of
corn. Don't overlook the Importance of good seed, a whole Bum-
mer's work may be lost if jou are not careful.
Testing seed is a simple procese. We hare a large chart in
the lobby of the bank which gives a diagram illustrating how
testing is done. I
Call at the hank if jou are interested.
National Bank ot Commerce
Cspltal, Surplus and Profits $125,000.00.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 10
or attempt is made to bind the state,
but only that your best offices are
tendered in working out a fair and
business-like adjustment on a basis
equitable to all; that proposed agree-
ments on the part of the state are
merely tentative, subject to ratifica-
tion by the legislative power and that
each shall abide his own chances as
I ro the final result."
I There still are other difficulties to
be encountered, however. While the
$100,000 may be used for actual con-
struction work, it cannot be spent for
plans, and it will be necessary on this
account to provide other means in
oredr to have plans drawn for the
DIDN'T MAKE GOOD
LEGISLATURE IS NO LONGER
BOUND BY CONTRACT
Oklahoma City, April 10.—That Gov-
ernor Cruce can receive as trustee
the $100,000 and 650 acres of land
to be turned over to the state by the
Capitol Development company, but
that the breach of contract by the
company will not allow the governor
to make a binding contract for the
erection of a building is the substance
of an opinion rendered to Governor
Cruce, Tuesday, by the attorney gen-
It has been the Intention of Gov-
ernor Cruce to begin work on the
new state house as soon as the money
and land are turned over by the com-
pany, and to leave the approval of
such action up to the legislature.
Upon receipt of the opinion from
the attorney general's office, Governor
Cruce stated that he will proceed with
the work at once, If a contract can
be framed whereby the state assumes
no responsibility in the event of fail-
ure of the legislature to ratify his
action, but the loss, if any from this
cause, will fall on those who are put-
ting up the money. It is probable that
a contract will be drawn in a short
time. The opinion relative to this
"Work has not yet commenced on
the proposed capitol buildings, due to
the failure of the persons making
the proposition, and their associates,
to perform the obligations undertaken,
thus breaching the $100,000 bond giv-
en to secure the conditions of the
contract on their part. We are of the
opinion that as a legal proposition,
the state is no longer under obliga-
tions to regard as binding upon it the
agreements embodied in senate con-
current resolution No. 8 (which em-
bodies the agreement with the build-
ing company) and that the resolution
would not, on account of the failure
THE IHAMOMI BBAND. A
We are authorized to announce that
J. H. (Harve) Pamberton will be a
candidate for the nomination for
sheriff of Pottawatomie county, sub-
ect 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 COUMY CLERK.
To the Voters of Pottawatomie
1 hereby announce myself for the
office of County Clerk, subject to the
will of tne voters in the democratic
primary to be held In August.
R. C. (BOB) GREEN.
FOR COUNTY .TREASURER.
To the Voters of Pottawatomie
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of County Treasurer,
subject to the will of the democratic
primaries to be held 4n August.
GEORGE K. HUNTER.
FOR C0l\TY TREASURER.
The News-Herald is authorized to
annoance/T. M. Kirk as a candidate
for re-election to the office of county
treasurer of Pottawatomie county,
subject to the county democratic pri-
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
The News-Herald is authorized to
announce the candidacy of F. M. Red-
ding of Tecumseh, for member of the
legislature, subject to the will of tho
voters in the democratic primaries.
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C'kl-rkM>ter*B Itluinc.nJ Tlrnn
I'lIU in KrJ ami .old nicUII
M-alnl with nil* KIM*.
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in part of the proposers, now au-
thorize you to make a binding con-
tract ^or the erection of the building.
"Of course, the legislature could rat-
ify and give full effect to anything
you might do in respect to the mat-
ter, if it saw fit to do so. We suggest
that in undertaking to handle this
somewhat difficult matter, that all
persons interested should be plainly
informed that in what you do no claim
LARGE CROWD WILL
HON. S. P. FREELING TO SPEAK
AT CONVENTION HALL
Prominent notice is being given to
the address of Hon. S. P. Freeling at
the Convention Hall tomorrow night,
as not only the citizens of Shawnee,
but also of Tecumseh, Wanette, and
Asher will be represented by delega-
tions from the respective towns. Mr.
Freeling is well known all over the
state as an orator, and is especially
well known and liked by the citizens
of this county. The auditorium of
the Convention Hall should be filled
to capacity. Through the efforts of
Mayor Stearns, the acoustics of the
Convention Hall will be improved,
making it possible to hear the speaker
distinctly in all parts of the auditor!
um. The matter of the poor acous-
tics of the Convention Hall has been
a great objection to it, but with the
elimination of this objection, there is
no reason why the house should not
Large Crowd Will Attend.
Shawneeites are very enthusiastic
in the matter, and the occasion should
be met by a universal boost by every
one "within these gates." The proposi-
tion is one of aiding and securing to
ourselves the Baptist University. Our
enthusiasm over, and appreciation of,
the university will be measured by
the atendance at this lecture. The
boosters will all be there because they
are desirous of helping the Univer-
sity and Shawnee ministers and
church people generally will be there
to hear a clear, forceful, and master-
ful presentation of one of the great-
est incidents in Biblical history; stu-
dents will be there to hear a brilliant
speaker, and a distinguished orator.
Then let every one be there, and in
that manner, not only boost the town,
help the University, but benefit our-
selves. The lecture will be given but
once—there will be no second oppor-
tunity to hear it.
The University orchestra has pre-
pared a select program to be render-
ed in connection with the speech, and
will be a tre^t in itself.
The Baptists and people generally
o? the state have their eyes on Shaw-
nee, and especially on our University,
and the success of the event tomorrow
night will contribute to the progress
of the city morally, intellectually and
commercially; so the thing for us to
do is to pull together and make the
address tomorrow night a gala occa
sion. Let all Shawnee turn out and
rally to the support of our most valued
institution—the Baptist University.
Mrs. W. V. Roesch and son have
returned home from a visit at Moroc-
co. They spent a few days at Mc-
Alester at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
The dingo is a species of wild dog
found in Australia, and 1b to that
country what the wolf is to eastern
Europe and the coyote to America.
Hunting In packs, he is a perpetual
menace to Australia's chief indus-
try, the breeding of sheep. Owing
to his cunning and swiftness the
dingo Is able to hold his own In
central Australia, and Is likely to do
so for a long time to come, notwith-
standing the fact that a generous
price is set upon his head '7 the gov-
8alt In Chimney.
In building a chimney It Is reoom-
mended to put a quantity of salt Into
tho mortar with which the Inter-
course of brick is laid. The effect,
says the Commoner, will be that there
will never be any accumulation of soot
in the chimney, for the reason that
the salt in the portion of mortar which
Is exposed will absorb the moisture on
damp days, and the soot, becoming
damp, will fall down from the walls of
the chimney and may be easily re-
Ever Darn Your Facet
From a "Helps to Housekeepers"
column: "For the woman who wishes
to keep her face in good condition
there are strong metal frames to be
had which make the darning easier."
No, it's no new beauty treatment; the
composing room did It with their lit-
tle hatchet. It was her "lace" and
not her face that the woman was to
keep in good condition.—Detroit
Whatever I have tried to do at all, I
have tried with all my heart to do
well. What I have devoted myself to,
I have devoted myself to completely.
Never to put one hand on anything
on which I could not throw my whole
eelf, and never to affect depreciation
of my work, whatever it was, I find
now to have been one of my golden
Icelanders are now famous for their
high standard of education. Every
child of ten in this remote little land
can read and write, neither abject pov-
erty nor excessive wealth 1b seen, and
crime Is rare; and the latest step Vn
the evolution of this remarkable peo-
ple Is the founding of a university at
Large Finds of Pure Metal Unlikely.
Men have found a mass of native
copper weighing 420 tons and they
have discovered a chunk of pure sliver
weighing one and one-half tons, but
the largest nugget of gold that has yet
been seen weighed only 190 pounds.
And gold seekers are informed that
larger finds in the future are unlikely.
Se- -SUNLIGHT PICTURES—to
PROGRAM FOR WEDNESDAY
(101 Bison) A big 2 reel pro-
duction. These feature Bisoa
pictures are out of the ordi-
nary and are supposed to be
shown at an advance price, but
the COZY has arranged to have
them regularly and will show
them at all times at our reg-
ular admission. Don't miss
"ON THE BRINK"
(Rex) A wonderfully strong
drama. When you see a "Rex"
you can depend on seeing a
SHAWNEE LODGE No. 55>
I. O. O. F.
.Meets every Thursday night
Visiting brethren welcome.
Switches, Braids and Puffs made to
order from combings; also switches
dyed. I guarantee to give satisfac-
tion. Prices reasonable.
704 N. Minnesota St
Boating on Boiling Lakes.
In the southern part of New Zeal-
ind there are hot springs where the
Maoris go boating on boiling lakes.
There are also little holes in the
earth through which the steam spouts,
ind the native women use these
places Instead of fires for cooking.
OVER A MILLION LOSS AND
FLAMES STILL UNCHECKED.
BULLETIN 3:30 P. M .
J T. WIL MB.
'Ifty years old today; feels as young and vigorous as at twenty-five.
ly Associated Press.
Butte, Mont., April 10.--Fire sweep
ng warehouse district spreading tc
vard business district before a high
hind. Damage over million. At one
'clock this afternoon, four business
"locks and thirty residences were
Jobbers Blow Safe at Red Fork, Bui
Get Nothing for Pains.
"Farewell!" was the title of a poem
sent to a certain newspaper, says the
Laclede County Republican. "It's a
good thing the girted authoress bade
It good-by," the editor remarked, "be-
cause she will,never see it again."
Does anyone expect to go though
life without being misunderstood? We
are sometimes misunderstood—snd
hear of It; we are frequently misun-
derstood — and never know 1L—
Humphrey J. Desmond.
Not by an Old Hand.
Mrs. Exe—It Isn't right to charge
Willie with taking that money out of
your pocket. Why don't you accuse
me? Mr. Exe—Because It wasn't all
Not Used to It.
Theater Manager—You are engaged
for the box-offlce. All you will have
to 8o is to receive money. "Thanks.
I think I should like to have a few
The man who repents before he Is
found out If generally pretty sure that
somebody lias picked up the right
Real Need of the Age.
We a'.ready have a thousand men
who can make money to one man who
can think and make other men tfaink.
—Century Magazine. *
v Associated Press.
Tulsa, Okla., April 10.—Robbers ev
loded eight charges of nitro glycerine
liis morning in an unsuccessful at-
mpt to rob a bank of Red Fork, six
lies south of here. The door of the
afe was blow off, but the robbers es-
aped empty handed.
Mrs. D. W. Slagle who has beer
he guest of her daughter, Mrs. Wal
ice Estill of North Market street for
several weeks, expects to returr
Thursday to her home in Smith Cen
Progress a Matter of Ideal*.
Tho progress of man has been
measured by the progress of his
Blindness Is in Mankind.
Fortune has often been blamed for
our blindness; but fortune is not so
blind as men are.—Samuel Smiles.
Frown on Originality,
In the eyes of Certain persons orig-
inal sin is the sin of originality.—Ex-
Merely Part of Machine.
A man used as a cog in a wheel
ceases to be a man.—Exchange.
208 South Union Avenue
WALKER X LEITCH
Distributors of ear lots
and sblp household goods.
Largest and best warehouse In
V. I.. MCPHERSON'S
White Rocks Stock ami Eggs
for sale. Eggs $1 per 15
Cockerels $2. Pulleta $1. Trio $3
V. I,. McPIIERSON, 1285 East
fttli Street. Plione 910.
DO YOU WANT A
HOME OF YOUR OWN
Would you like to be paying your
rent money In on a cottage or bun
galow to be your own. We will
build one for you just as you .vunt
It, and sell to you on remarkably
low monthly payments.
We sell the highest, moBt sightly
building lots In the City on sma;t
monthly payments. Will take In any
kind of live stock or chickens as first
Lots in Englewood are the beat
buy in tie City, either for a Home
or for an investment.
See me in the Little Blue House,
at Farrell and Pottenger in Engle-
A. L. Barnes
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